Origin of theoretical
Examples from the Web for theoretic
Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)
Up to the present the knowledge that she possessed it had been theoretic only.The Letter of the Contract
Its own theoretic level, or at least the quest for a theory, is discarded as frivolous.The Civilization of Illiteracy
This theoretic inference is completely verified by experiment.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
These theoretic subtleties were unintelligible to the people of France.Lectures on the French Revolution
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- another word for theoretics
- of or based on theory
- lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical
- using or dealing in theory; impractical
Word Origin and History for theoretic
1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus "of or pertaining to theory," from Greek theoretikos "contemplative, pertaining to theory" (by Aristotle contrasted to praktikos), from theoretos "that may be seen or considered," from theorein "to consider, look at" (see theory). Related: Theoretically.
- Of, relating to, or based on theory.
- Restricted to theory; not practical.