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the·o·ret·i·cal

 (thē′ə-rĕt′ĭ-kəl) also the·o·ret·ic (-rĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or based on theory.
2. Restricted to theory; not practical or applied: theoretical physics.
3. Studying or working to develop theory.

[Late Latin theōrēticus, from Greek theōrētikos, from theōrētos, observable, from theōrein, to look at; see theorem.]

the′o·ret′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.theoretically - in theory; according to the assumed facts; "on paper the candidate seems promising"
2.theoretically - in a theoretical manner; "he worked the problem out theoretically"
by trial and error, empirically, through empirical observation - in an empirical manner; "this can be empirically tested"
Translations
نَظَرِيّاً
teoreticky
fræîilega
teoreticky
kuramsal/teorik olarak

theoretically

[θɪəˈretɪkəlɪ] ADV (gen) → teóricamente, en teoría

theoretically

[ˌθiːəˈrɛtɪkəli] advthéoriquement

theoretically

advtheoretisch

theoretically

[θɪəˈrɛtɪklɪ] advin linea teorica
theoretically possible → teoricamente possibile

theory

(ˈθiəri) plural ˈtheories noun
1. an idea or explanation which has not yet been proved to be correct. There are many theories about the origin of life; In theory, I agree with you, but it would not work in practice.
2. the main principles and ideas in an art, science etc as opposed to the practice of actually doing it. A musician has to study both the theory and practice of music.
ˌtheoˈretical (-ˈreti-) adjective
ˌtheoˈretically (-ˈreti-)
adverb.
ˈtheorize, ˈtheorise verb
to make theories. He did not know what had happened, so he could only theorize about it.
ˈtheorist noun
References in classic literature ?
None of these sequences are theoretically invariable, since something may intervene to disturb them.
2) Theoretically, there is no limit to the lift of a dirigible.
And he wanted to prove this theoretically in his book and practically on his land.
Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Theoretically only, on foreign territory; abroad only by a fiction," said the Assistant Commissioner, alluding to the character of Embassies, which are supposed to be part and parcel of the country to which they belong.
Stuart, whose turn it was to deal, gathered them up, and went on: "You are right, theoretically, Mr.
Theoretically, the idea of divorce was almost as distasteful to him as to his mother; and he was annoyed that Mr.
Theoretically, she was already as good a blacksmith as I, or better.
The Communists, therefore, are on the one hand, practically, the most advanced and resolute section of the working-class parties of every country, that section which pushes forward all others; on the other hand, theoretically, they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the line of march, the conditions, and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement.
I now knew that while theoretically a prisoner I was virtually free, and I hastened to regain the city limits before the defection of Woola could be discovered by his erstwhile masters.
Now, modern French novels are not to my taste, either practically or theoretically.
The plan had, in fact, been many times theoretically laid down by thoughtful students of Southern life.