[ thee-er-i-tish-uhn, theer-i- ]

  1. a person who deals with or is expert in the theoretical side of a subject: a military theoretician.

Origin of theoretician

First recorded in 1885–90; theoretic(s) + -ian

Words Nearby theoretician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use theoretician in a sentence

  • As a theoretician, Rameau exerted tremendous influence upon music.

  • 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
  • The voice of Garstin, office-desk theoretician, assistant-engineer—Trevannion was clear about that.

  • Any good theoretician from Hanson's world could probably make fools of these people.

    The Sky Is Falling | Lester del Rey

British Dictionary definitions for theoretician


/ (ˌθɪərɪˈtɪʃən) /

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

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