Theoretical Definition

Of or constituting theory.
Webster's New World
Limited to or based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical.
Webster's New World
Studying or working to develop theory.
American Heritage
Tending to theorize; speculative.
Webster's New World

Origin of Theoretical

  • Late Latin theōrēticus from Greek theōrētikos from theōrētos observable from theōrein to look at theorem

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From theoretic +"Ž -al. Compare Latin theoreticus.

    From Wiktionary

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