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the·o·re·ti·cian

 (thē′ər-ĭ-tĭsh′ən, thîr′ĭ-)
n.
One who formulates, studies, or is expert in the theory of a science or an art.

theoretician

(ˌθɪərɪˈtɪʃən)
n
a student or user of the theory rather than the practical aspects of a subject

the•o•re•ti•cian

(ˌθi ər ɪˈtɪʃ ən, ˌθɪər ɪ-)

n.
a person who deals with or is expert in the theoretical part of a subject.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theoretician - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
Translations

theoretician

[ˌθɪərəˈtɪʃən] theorist [ˈθɪərɪst] Nteórico/a m/f

theoretician

, theorist
nTheoretiker(in) m(f)

theoretician

[ˌθɪərɪˈtɪʃən] nteorico/a
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These men, though enchanted with the sovereign for refusing the command of the army, yet blamed him for such excessive modesty, and only desired and insisted that their adored sovereign should abandon his diffidence and openly announce that he would place himself at the head of the army, gather round him a commander in chief's staff, and, consulting experienced theoreticians and practical men where necessary, would himself lead the troops, whose spirits would thereby be raised to the highest pitch.
Any experienced researcher or theoretician knows that terms are often interconnected.
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The 81-year-old Giorgio Napolitano was for decades a top leader of the Italian Communist Party and a close comrade of Antonio Gramsci, the top theoretician on communist cultural warfare.
The Communist theoretician was condemned to twenty years' imprisonment in 1926 and died in 1937 after being released, his health broken.
Part one is concerned with the classical social theorists including Marx, Durkheim and Weber but interestingly Lemert also includes an except from the writings of Jane Addams who is seldom regarded as a theoretician.
Although certainly competent as a theoretician, Noyce was at heart an experimenter, obsessed with the desire to test his ideas in practice.
Cheney, whose uncompleted master's degree was in political science, is no economics theoretician and has shifted his economic ideology to fit whatever his current political situation might be.
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He apprenticed with influential biographer, theoretician, and artist Francisco Pacheco, who later wrote about his student: "After five years of education and training, I married him to my daughter, moved by his virtue, integrity, and good parts and by the expectations of his disposition and great talent" (3).
In this book a leading psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician presents his thoughts on the latest psychodynamic developments and insights related to treatment of severe personality disorders.