theoretic

[ thee-uh-ret-i-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF theoretic
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Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete.

Up to the present the knowledge that she possessed it had been theoretic only.

Its own theoretic level, or at least the quest for a theory, is discarded as frivolous.

This theoretic inference is completely verified by experiment.

These theoretic subtleties were unintelligible to the people of France.

The theoretic view is æsthetic, whereas the practical is unæsthetic.

By referring it to Will I only enforce its theoretic nullity.

His expression is, on the theoretic side, Beauty, and is hence for ever new for Him.

Theoretic and practical cannot be isolated from one another.

But the theoretic activity cannot be left out of account for long.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus "of or pertaining to theory," from Greek theoretikos "contemplative, pertaining to theory" (by Aristotle contrasted to praktikos), from theoretos "that may be seen or considered," from theorein "to consider, look at" (see theory). Related: Theoretically.

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