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theoretical

the·o·ret·i·cal

theoretical

 
 
pronunciation:
thi re tih kl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or consisting of theory.
Psychologists have been working to construct a theoretical model of memory storage and retrieval.
antonyms:
clinical, practical
similar words:
abstract, hypothetical
definition 2: based only on theory; hypothetical.
synonyms:
hypothetical
antonyms:
empirical
similar words:
abstract, academic, conjectural, moot, speculative
definition 3: tending to form theories; speculative.
synonyms:
speculative
similar words:
contemplative, investigative, meditative, probing, thoughtful
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derivations: theoretic (adj.), theoretically (adv.)