[ thee-uh-ret-iks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. the theoretical or speculative part of a science or subject.

Origin of theoretics

1650–60; theoret(ic) (see theoretical) + -ics

Words Nearby theoretics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use theoretics in a sentence

  • 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) /

  1. (functioning as singular or plural) the theory of a particular subject: Also called (less commonly): theoretic

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