His son Michael had no thoroughness, no practical ability, and no grasp whatever of theoretic detail.
Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete.
Their citation in support of the thesis of Church opposition to science, theoretic or applied, is entirely without justification.
Its own theoretic level, or at least the quest for a theory, is discarded as frivolous.
Nevertheless, these theoretic calculations were somewhat disconcerted by the energy of the defence.
This theoretic inference is completely verified by experiment.
I can only, then, discuss the proposed policy on its theoretic merits.
These theoretic subtleties were unintelligible to the people of France.
And now we find what noble sympathy and unity there is between the imaginative and theoretic faculties.
theoretic and practical cannot be isolated from one another.
1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus "of or pertaining to theory," from Greek theoretikos "contemplative, pertaining to theory" (by Aristotle contrasted to praktikos), from theoretos "that may be seen or considered," from theorein "to consider, look at" (see theory). Related: Theoretically.
theoretical the·o·ret·i·cal (thē'ə-rět'ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or based on theory.
Restricted to theory; not practical.