also theoretic adjective Etymology: Late Latin theoreticus, from Greek theōrētikos, from theōrein to look at Date: 1601 1. a. relating to or having the character of theory ; abstract b. confined to theory or speculation often in contrast to practical applications ; speculative <
theoretical physics
2. given to or skilled in theorizing <
a brilliant theoretical physicist
3. existing only in theory ; hypothetical <
gave as an example a theoretical situation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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