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[thee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌθi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
of, relating to, or involved with theology:
a theological student.
based upon the nature and will of God as revealed to humans.
Also, theologic.
Origin of theological
1520-30; < Medieval Latin theologicālis, equivalent to theologic(us) (< Greek theologikós; see theology, -ic) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
theologically, adverb
antitheological, adjective
nontheologic, adjective
nontheological, adjective
nontheologically, adverb
pretheological, adjective
semitheological, adjective
semitheologically, adverb
untheologic, adjective
untheological, adjective
untheologically, adverb Unabridged
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  • Computing technologies enabled us to crave for feats and deeds never imagined in theological and religious books ever before.
  • Perhaps this theological seminary is an option after all.
  • But between the two groups there is a theological overlap that translates into a tough brand of politics.
  • theological experts can dispute points of doctrine, or proverbially count how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
  • They suddenly felt threatened by this theological monster nudging his way into their own back-yards.
  • He/she clearly doesn't want the facts to get in the way of his emotional or theological beliefs.
  • He devoted his later years to theological questions.
  • From this perspective, computation seems almost a theological process.
  • And therefore, for theological reasons, totally unacceptable.
  • The theological arguments regarding what life is or isn't aren't going away because of this.
British Dictionary definitions for theological


of, relating to, or based on theology
based on God's revelation to man of his nature, his designs, and his will
(informal) difficult to understand; esoteric
Derived Forms
theologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for theological

1520s, from Medieval Latin theologicalis, from Latin theologicus, from theologia (see theology). Earlier was theologic (late 15c.).

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