the·​o·​re·​ti·​cian | \ ˌthē-ə-rə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce theoretician (audio) , -re-; ˌthir-ə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web One political thinker who would have been thoroughly unsurprised about these developments is Hannah Arendt, the great analyst and theoretician of totalitarianism. Damon Linker, The Week, 30 June 2021 Helmut was not a theoretician like Stanley Tigerman. Chris Jones,, 9 May 2021 Professor Hopkins, a formidable theoretician, provided the ideas; Dr. Kapany, more technically minded, figured out the practical side. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2021 And the wee Mazda, whose small, light rotary engine sits mostly behind the front wheels, delivers exactly the 50/50 weight distribution that's lauded for handling balance by vehicledynamics theoreticians. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 12 May 2020 More power to the brave theoreticians who are willing to attempt it! Quanta Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 At a meeting a few years ago in Los Alamos, Johnson explained his dilemma to a group of theoreticians. Quanta Magazine, 19 Sep. 2019 These observations became grist for the theoreticians — wonky types who like nothing better than to solve nature’s riddles. Seth Shostak, NBC News, 3 Sep. 2019 Three former central bankers – not academics, not professors, not theoreticians – are saying that central bankers are out of ammunition, and that politicians won’t be able to muster enough fiscal firepower to resuscitate growth. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of theoretician

1886, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2022

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“Theoretician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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