in theory

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: theory - with regard to fundamentals although not concerning details; "in principle, we agree"
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In theory, being able to hold equities in a low rate environment is advantageous, but not all low rate environments are the same, Doire said.
"We basically have created an incredibly powerful network where in theory, anything can be connected to anything else," he said.
In theory, a software bug has the same restrictions.