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A mathematical theory is a subfield of mathematics that is an area of mathematical research. A theory can be a body of knowledge, and so in this sense a "mathematical theory" refers to an area of mathematical research.[1][2] This is distinct from the idea of mathematical models. Branches of mathematics like group theory and number theory are examples of this.

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  1. ^ Nelson, Sam. "Theorems and Theories". 
  2. ^ Chu-Carroll, Mark C. (March 13, 2007). "Theorems, Lemmas, and Corollaries". Good Math, Bad Math blog. 

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