Definitions for theoretical
ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəlthe·o·ret·i·cal
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concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Theoretical, Theoretick, Theorical, Theorickadjective
Speculative; depending on theory or speculation; terminating in theory or speculation; not practical.
Etymology: theorique, Fr. from ϑεωρία.
When he speaks,
The air, a charter’d libertine, is still;
And the mute wonder lurketh in mens ears,
To steal his sweet and honied sentences:
So that the act and practick part of life
Must be the mistress to this theorique. William Shakespeare.
The theorical part of the inquiry being interwoven with the historical conjectures, the philosophy of colours will be promoted by indisputable experiments. Robert Boyle, on Colours.
For theoretical learning and sciences there is nothing yet complete. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
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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Rank popularity for the word 'theoretical' in Adjectives Frequency: #442
The numerical value of theoretical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of theoretical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Through various theoretical, computational and experimental studies, we found that the mechanics of flapping propulsion are actually very similar in air and in water, in both cases, the wing is moving back and forth. The only difference is the speed at which the wing flaps.
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.
Like many mysteries in astronomy, it may take years, if not decades, of observational and theoretical efforts to unravel it.
It's going to supercharge a sentiment that is already animating the base in a truly unprecedented way, it's not theoretical anymore, it's a clear and present danger.
There's heavy consequences because we're starting to see not only breakthrough hospitalizations, but even breakthrough deaths in people getting only two doses of the vaccine and not getting the booster -- especially those over the age of 65 -- so this is more than a theoretical discussion. Lives are being lost because of the messaging.
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- teòricCatalan, Valencian
- सैद्धांतिक, सैद्धान्तिक, इल्मीHindi
- kuramsal, teorikTurkish
- علمی, نظریاتیUrdu
- teorodik, teorikVolapük
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