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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

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  1. Alex
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  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. 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.

  2. Kotaro Kohno:

    The more massive a galaxy, the more massive the supermassive black hole at its heart. So the study of these galaxies and their evolution will tell us more about the evolution of supermassive black holes, too, massive galaxies are also intimately connected with the distribution of invisible dark matter. This plays a role in shaping the structure and distribution of galaxies. Theoretical researchers will need to update their theories now.

  3. Slawek Tulaczyk:

    Just by measuring the seawater properties, we will be able to verify the theoretical predictions people have been making for decades now, i think this will be the reference point for what the conditions are at grounding lines. I'm quite confident that it's not representative of every place, but it establishes a baseline.

  4. Andrew Michael:

    Even if it's a theoretical possibility, it may be a practical impossibility.

  5. 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.

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