HyperDic: theoretic

English > 1 sense of the word theoretic:
ADJECTIVEalltheoretic, theoreticalconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
English > theoretic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations.
Example"theoretical science"
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
Nounstheorya well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
theorya tentative insight into the natural world

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