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ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəlthe·o·ret·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theoretical, theoreticadjective

    concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

    "theoretical science"

  2. theoreticaladjective

    concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

    "theoretical physics"

Wiktionary

  1. theoreticaladjective

    Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theoreticaladjective

    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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of theoretical in a Sentence

  1. Dan Wilkins:

    I've been building theoretical predictions of how these echoes appear to us for a few years, i'd already seen Dan Wilkins in the theory I've been developing, so once I saw Dan Wilkins in the telescope observations, I could figure out the connection.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Liar in the theoretical meaning of the dictionary, one who lies; whereas, a liar practically demonstrates that and it verifies the context of the dictionary, and it ratifies its theory and practice as well.

  3. Alastair Mactaggart:

    How does she know Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's not going to use Facebook to identify the swing voters in the different states to make sure that it's not her that gets the Democratic nomination, right ? and look, I don't think they would be stupid enough to do that now. But until yesterday I thought it was more of a theoretical possibility.

  4. Herbert Carlisle:

    You've got to get past just the theoretical ... to get it into the fog and friction of a dynamic environment that is changing rapidly.

  5. James Fenimore Cooper:

    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.

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