non·​the·​o·​ret·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˌthē-ə-ˈre-ti-kəl How to pronounce nontheoretical (audio)
: not theoretical : not involving theory or existing only in theory
… I came to wonder how well some of those Ph.D.'s and their theories would do with a nontheoretical child.Jerry Large
nontheoretically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nontheoretical was in 1877

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“Nontheoretical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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