What does theoretical mean?

Definitions for theoreticalˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theoretical, theoretic(adj)

    concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

    "theoretical science"

  2. theoretical(adj)

    concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

    "theoretical physics"


  1. theoretical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theoretical(adj)

    pertaining to theory; depending on, or confined to, theory or speculation; speculative; terminating in theory or speculation: not practical; as, theoretical learning; theoretic sciences

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'theoretical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3184

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'theoretical' in Adjectives Frequency: #442


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of theoretical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of theoretical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kostiantyn Yelisieiev:

    We are of the view it is high time to go from theoretical debates to practical discussion.

  2. Sudam Tilekar:

    Practical knowledge is always surrounded by questions while theoretical knowledge always surrounded by success !!!

  3. Kate Stern:

    It’s no longer just a theoretical possibly, the reality for women is that they can have their own children after cancer treatment.

  4. Tom Segev:

    According to one theoretical concept, since the state of Israel was established, Zionism had achieved its goal and that was it. But that's not the way it was.

  5. Richard Phillips Feynman:

    The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things...

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