[ thee-uh-ret-iks ]
/ ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪks /

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. 2020

Examples from the Web for 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

/ (ˌθɪəˈrɛtɪks) /


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