What does theoretical mean?

Definitions for theoreticalˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word theoretical.

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. David Thomas:

    All we have got is a set of theoretical possibilities.

  2. Michael Fries:

    Structural solutions rather than theoretical ones seem to be the order of the day.

  3. Kostiantyn Yelisieiev:

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

  4. Mr Enriquez:

    You can make the world’s flu vaccine in a week instead of a year. And by the way, this is no longer theoretical.

  5. Sudam Tilekar:

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

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