HyperDic: theoretical

English > 2 senses of the word theoretical:
ADJECTIVEalltheoretical, theoreticconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
alltheoreticalconcerned with theories rather than their practical applications
theoretical > pronunciation
Soundsthiy.ereh'tihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > theoretical: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations.
Example"theoretical science"
Synonymtheoretic
Narrowera prioriBased on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment
abstractiveOf an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting / abstracting
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousBased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
metaphysicalHighly abstract and overly theoretical
notional, speculativenot based on fact or investigation
theory-basedBased in theory rather than experiment
Oppositeempirical, empiricderived from experiment and observation rather than theory
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Adverbstheoreticallyin theory
theoreticallyin a theoretical manner
English > theoretical: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconcerned with theories rather than their practical applications.
Example"theoretical physics"
NarrowerabstractDealing with a subject / subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
academichypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
pureconcerned with theory and data rather than practice
Oppositeappliedconcerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
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