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English adjective: theoretical

1. theoretical concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations


SamplesTheoretical science.


Synonymstheoretic


Similara priori, abstractive, conjectural, divinatory, hypothetic, hypothetical, metaphysical, notional, speculative, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious, theory-based


Antonymsempirical, empiric

2. theoretical concerned with theories rather than their practical applications


SamplesTheoretical physics.


Similarabstract, academic, pure


Antonymsapplied









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