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theoretician

[thee-er-i-tish-uh n, theer-i-] /ˌθi ər ɪˈtɪʃ ən, ˌθɪər ɪ-/
noun
1.
a person who deals with or is expert in the theoretical side of a subject:
a military theoretician.
Origin of theoretician
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; theoretic(s) + -ian
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  • Of what possible use can a mathematician, a theoretician and a theoretical astronomer be in such a situation as this?

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • As a theoretician, Rameau exerted tremendous influence upon music.

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
British Dictionary definitions for theoretician

theoretician

/ˌθɪərɪˈtɪʃən/
noun
1.
a student or user of the theory rather than the practical aspects of a subject
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