Origin of theoretical
Examples from the Web for theoretically
We could theoretically cause a lot of damage should we take that route.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
Theoretically, the ship can take on all comers in the air, sea, underwater or on land.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?
October 22, 2014
He could, theoretically, present himself as a model citizen who made a mistake while obscuring what the mistakes been.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
And so theoretically they could have gone out and made the film without ever being in touch with me.A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry
August 12, 2014
You can (theoretically) create a good movie with Kickstarter donations; you can also create a bad one.Zach Braff’s Irritating Sense of Entitlement
July 18, 2014
That is, theoretically we may ascribe them to God, but practically we dissociate Him from them.The Conquest of Fear
Being a woman, she should, theoretically, have disliked and despised him for this.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
One-man power is (theoretically) greatly feared, in America.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
And as a philosopher he was right; theoretically it would be possible.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Theoretically, we do what we please so long as we do not interfere with the traffic and all it implies.With The Night Mail
- of or based on theory
- lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical
- using or dealing in theory; impractical
Word Origin and History for theoretically
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.