theoric

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noun

the·​o·​ric
ˈthēərik
variants or theorique
ˌthēəˈrēk
plural -s
1
archaic : speculation, theory
sometimes used in plural
2
: a device used in early modern astronomy for calculating positions of bodies

theoric

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adjective

the·​or·​ic
thēˈȯrik,
-ˈärik
variants or theorical
-rə̇kəl
1
obsolete : theoretical
2
[Greek theōria act of viewing + English -ic] : of or relating to an ancient Greek public spectacle
theorically
-rə̇k(ə)lē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Theoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theoric. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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