theoretically
adverb Date: 1701 1. in a theoretical way 2. according to an ideal or assumed set of facts or principles ; in theory

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • theoretically — UK US /θɪəˈretɪkəli/ adverb ► used to say what is possible, although it may not actually happen: »Theoretically, employees could be liable for the whole amount. »Stock can theoretically be bought from one market maker and sold to another at an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Theoretically — Infobox Album | Name = Theoretically Type = Album Artist = Tim Berne Bill Frisell Released = 1984 Recorded = Aug 1983 Aug 1984 Genre = Avant garde jazz Downtown music Length = 48:48 Label = Empire Producer = Bill Frisell, Tim Berne and Jon… …   Wikipedia

  • theoretically — [[t]θi͟ːəre̱tɪkəli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use theoretically to say that although something is supposed to be true or to happen in the way stated, it may not in fact be true or happen in that way. Theoretically, the price is supposed to… …   English dictionary

  • theoretically — adverb a) in theory; on paper I havent tested it, but theoretically it ought to fly. b) in a theoretical manner I solved the problem theoretically rather than practically …   Wiktionary

  • theoretically — theo|ret|i|cally [θıəˈretıkli US ˌθi:ə ] adv [sentence adverb] 1.) used to say what is supposed to be true in a particular situation, especially when the opposite is true ▪ Theoretically, Damian s the boss, but I coordinate the team on a day to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • theoretically — adverb (sentence adverb) 1 used to say what is supposed to happen in a particular situation when the opposite is true: Theoretically, Damian s the boss, but I co ordinate the team on a day to day basis. 2 according to a scientific idea that has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • theoretically — adv. Theoretically is used with these adjectives: ↑capable, ↑impossible, ↑informed, ↑justified, ↑possible, ↑sound …   Collocations dictionary

  • theoretically — the|o|ret|i|cal|ly [ ,θiə retıkli ] adverb used for saying that something could be true or could exist: They knew that a vaccine for the virus was theoretically possible …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • theoretically — UK [ˌθɪəˈretɪklɪ] / US [ˌθɪəˈretɪklɪ] adverb used for saying that something could be true or could exist They knew that a vaccine for the virus was theoretically possible …   English dictionary

  • theoretically — [ˌθɪəˈretɪkli] adv used for saying that something could be true or could exist Transmission of the virus is theoretically possible, but very unlikely.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • theoretically — theoretical (also theoretic) ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerned with or involving theory rather than its practical application. 2) based on or calculated through theory. DERIVATIVES theoretically adverb …   English terms dictionary

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