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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. Mark Twain:

    In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

  2. 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.

  3. Greg Schmidt:

    My dad invited Rudy Kalman to give a lecture at Ames, and when he did, Dad had an epiphany, rudy Kalman had written a paper about a theoretical' linear' solution to estimating a vehicle's location and speed. The problem was that this was a fundamentally' nonlinear' problem ; that's like the difference in complexity between floating down a lazy river and going over a waterfall, where your motion becomes chaotic and unpredictable. My dad then developed the equations for how to solve this nonlinear problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

  4. Democratic Representative:

    President Trump's high crimes threaten our democracy, i'm a black man representing Georgia, born when Jim Crow was alive and well. To me the idea that elections can be undermined is not theoretical.

  5. Martin Dolan:

    It's almost impossible to get your head around the scale of what's involved here, if you take the theoretical maximum of the possible area for the aircraft – 1.1 (or) 1.2 million sq km – you're talking about orders or magnitude in terms of cost and time above what we're currently doing, and that's something that governments will obviously have to bear in mind.

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