theoretics

[thee-uh-ret-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the theoretical or speculative part of a science or subject.

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

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theoretics (ˌθɪəˈrɛtɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) Also called (less commonly): theoretic the theory of a particular subject

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Many scientists applaud the study and say it advances the field of quake theoretics to a significant new stage.
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