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theoretical

[thee-uh-ret-i-kuh l] /ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or consisting in theory; not practical (distinguished from applied).
2.
existing only in theory; hypothetical.
3.
given to, forming, or dealing with theories; speculative.
Also, theoretic.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; theoretic (< Late Latin theōrēticus < Greek theōrētikós, equivalent to theōrēt(ós) to be seen (verbid of theōreîn to view) + -ikos -ic) + -al1
Related forms
theoretically, adverb
antitheoretical, adjective
antitheoretically, adverb
nontheoretic, adjective
nontheoretical, adjective
nontheoretically, adverb
untheoretic, adjective
untheoretical, adjective
untheoretically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for untheoretic

theoretical

/ˌθɪəˈrɛtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or based on theory
2.
lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical
3.
using or dealing in theory; impractical
Derived Forms
theoretically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for untheoretic

theoretical

adj.

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.

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untheoretic in Medicine

theoretical the·o·ret·i·cal (thē'ə-rět'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or based on theory.

  2. Restricted to theory; not practical.

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