in theory

Definition of in theory

  1. 1 —used to say what should happen or be true if a theory is correct In theory, the reading skills of the students should improve.

  2. 2 —used to say that something seems to be true or possible as an idea but may not actually be true or possible I agree with you in theory, but realistically I don't think we have the time to do that.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another

    :  abstract thought :  speculation

    :  the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an art

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clearly seen through or understood

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