in theoretical terms

Definition of in theoretical terms

  1. :  in terms of what is possible or imagined rather than to what is known to be true or real :  theoretically I was speaking in theoretical terms.

Word by Word Definitions

theoreticalplay
  1. :  existing only in theory :  hypothetical

    :  relating to or having the character of theory :  abstract

    :  confined to theory or speculation often in contrast to practical applications :  speculative

termplay terms
  1. :  a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

    :  expression of a specified kind

    :  a limited or definite extent of time

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in theoretical terms? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an incorrigible rascal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!