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[thee-er-i-tish-uh n, theer-i-] /ˌθi ər ɪˈtɪʃ ən, ˌθɪər ɪ-/
a person who deals with or is expert in the theoretical side of a subject:
a military theoretician.
Origin of theoretician
1885-90; theoretic(s) + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If some one is surprised at the failure of the models he must be either a theoretician or an ignorant.
  • Modern portfolio theory poses a danger to those who believe in it too strongly and is a powerful challenge for the theoretician.
  • Neither a statesman nor a theoretician, he knew how to strike people at their weak spots and how to win battles by reading a map.
  • Try to imagine any theoretician today getting such a response.
  • Even as a theoretician it was inspiring to look out my office window and see the dishes.
  • But he was essentially a theoretician who wrote and lectured extensively.
  • Away from the blackboard of the theoretician, they are barely visible.
  • The book is edited for the potential game user, rather than the theoretician or creator.
  • He is one of the major sculptors working in public art and is a seminal artist and theoretician of the public art movement.
British Dictionary definitions for theoretician


a student or user of the theory rather than the practical aspects of a subject
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