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Definitions for theoretical
ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəlthe·o·ret·i·cal

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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  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

How to pronounce theoretical?

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How to say theoretical in sign language?

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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Genius is only gifted to the few who are ready to go beyond their comfort-zones. Those who are not satisfied only with the theoretical ideologies.

  2. 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...

  3. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer:

    You try to do your best, you do your best to have some of what I call 'imaginative understanding' of how a decision will affect people in this country, because this is not a theoretical exercise. This is an exercise that affects Americans all across the country.

  4. Michael Fries:

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

  5. Ashti Hawrami:

    We simply cannot afford returning to the old arrangements with Baghdad and widening the financial gap again, we would accept a real budget that Baghdad can commit to without conditions, but we don't want to be part of a theoretical budget which isn't worth the paper it is written on.

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