Definition of theoretical
- theoretical physics
- a brilliant theoretical physicist
On a theoretical level, hiring more people seems logical.
The idea is purely theoretical at this point.
The danger is more than just a theoretical possibility.
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First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
: relating to what is possible or imagined rather than to what is known to be true or real
: relating to the general principles or ideas of a subject rather than the practical uses of those ideas
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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