noun (used with a singular verb)

the theoretical or speculative part of a science or subject.

Origin of theoretics

1650–60; theoret(ic) (see theoretical) + -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for theoretics

Historical Examples of theoretics

  • They mean the actual progress of the race in tangible items of daily living and not the theoretics of barren disputation.

    The Art of Public Speaking

    Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein

British Dictionary definitions for theoretics



(functioning as singular or plural) the theory of a particular subjectAlso called (less commonly): theoretic
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