a person who deals with or is expert in the theoretical side of a subject: a military theoretician.
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How to use theoretician in a sentence
Besides, the genius theoretician was known to be messy, spacey, and forgetful.
In matters of life and death, we ought to be precise, so consider a simple example, the sort of scenario theoreticians would call a toy model.
Theoreticians had not anticipated the problems associated with the first test flights.Chuck Yeager has died at 97, but the legacy of his record-breaking flight lives on | Rob Verger | December 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
Greenspan comes across as an adrift theoretician, an aficionado of models with no relevance to the real world.
For the present, he is the great theoretician combating other theoreticians, the Doctor of Music annihilating doctor-made laws.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
As a theoretician, Rameau exerted tremendous influence upon music.Critical & Historical Essays | Edward MacDowell
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.Adventures in Many Lands | Various
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
a student or user of the theory rather than the practical aspects of a subject
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