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English adjective: theoretical

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

SamplesTheoretical science.


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


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