theoretical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From theoretic +‎ -al. Compare Latin theōrēticus, from Ancient Greek θεωρητικός (theōrētikós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌθi.əˈɹɛtɪkəl/, /ˌθɪə̯ˈɹɛtɪkəl/
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Adjective[edit]

theoretical (comparative more theoretical, superlative most theoretical)

  1. Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.
    Coordinate term: practical

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