Definition of in theoretical terms
- I was speaking in theoretical terms.
: 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
: 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
: to apply a term to : call, name
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