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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At heart, Sussman was a theoretician. Joshua Benton, The Atlantic, 9 June 2022 Few people know that Einstein was not merely a superb theoretician, but also a physicist skilled in observations and experiments. Amir Aczel, Discover Magazine, 7 Mar. 2014 Whatever his faults as a theoretician, Kircher was no armchair scholar. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2014 They were bolstered in February 1997 by George Kennan, the legendary ambassador to the Soviet Union and Cold War theoretician. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of theoretician was in 1886

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“Theoretician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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