in theoretical terms

idiom

: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s more than a hint of irony to the last of those appellations, as Segel’s character repeatedly squirms out of offering any personal details about his past or present, while considering his future only in theoretical terms. Guy Lodge, Variety, 18 Mar. 2022 It's always felt like these pundits are talking in theoretical terms. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 4 Aug. 2020

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“In theoretical terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20theoretical%20terms. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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