theoric

noun
the·​o·​ric | \ ˈthēərik \
variants: or theorique \ ˌthēəˈrēk \
plural -s

Definition of theoric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : speculation, theory sometimes used in plural
2 : a device used in early modern astronomy for calculating positions of bodies

theoric

adjective
the·​or·​ic | \ thēˈȯrik, -ˈärik \
variants: or theorical \ -​rə̇kəl \

Definition of theoric (Entry 2 of 2)

1 obsolete : theoretical
2 [Greek theōria act of viewing + English -ic] : of or relating to an ancient Greek public spectacle

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from theoric

Adjective

theorically \ -​rə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for theoric

Noun

Middle English theorique, from Middle French, from Late Latin theorice, from feminine of theoricus

Adjective

Middle French theorique, from Late Latin theoricus, from theoria theory + Latin -icus -ic, -ical

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About theoric

Dictionary Entries Near theoric

theoretic virtue

theoric

theorician

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for theoric

Cite this Entry

“Theoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theoric. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!