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synonyms for theoretical

  • abstract
  • academic
  • analytical
  • imaginative
  • intellectual
  • logical
  • metaphysical
  • philosophical
  • speculative
  • vague
  • as a premise
  • assumed
  • codified
  • conjectural
  • contingent
  • formalistic
  • formularized
  • general
  • ideal
  • idealized
  • ideational
  • ideological
  • impractical
  • in the abstract
  • in theory
  • notional
  • on paper
  • pedantic
  • postulated
  • presumed
  • problematical
  • pure
  • quixotic
  • suppositional
  • tentative
  • transcendent
  • transcendental
  • unearthly
  • unproved
  • unsubstantiated
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antonyms for theoretical

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  • concrete
  • ignorant
  • illogical
  • material
  • objective
  • physical
  • real
  • simple
  • certain
  • definite
  • factual
  • proven
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How to use theoretical in a sentence

Over half a century later, scientists found support for these theoretical models in the real world.
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If the experiments and the theoretical calculations check out, the discrepancy might be due to a new particle, but that explanation also seems unlikely.
A MEASUREMENT OF POSITRONIUM’S ENERGY LEVELS CONFOUNDS SCIENTISTSEMILY CONOVERAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The team was able to transmit data at a rate of 11 gigabits per second, topping 5G’s theoretical maximum speed of 10 gigabits per second and fast enough to stream 4K high-def video in real time.
6G WILL BE 100 TIMES FASTER THAN 5G—AND NOW THERE’S A CHIP FOR ITVANESSA BATES RAMIREZAUGUST 21, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
If successful, the technique could help usher in the next generation of theoretical predictions.
THE MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURE OF PARTICLE COLLISIONS COMES INTO VIEWCHARLIE WOODAUGUST 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Their work offers a taste of how the theoretical ideas being pursued by Krakauer, Flack and Ramstead might one day be applied.
WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL? BIOLOGY SEEKS CLUES IN INFORMATION THEORY.JORDANA CEPELEWICZJULY 16, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
If the universe does have a fundamental clock, it must tick faster than a billion trillion trillion times per second, according to a theoretical study published June 19 in Physical Review Letters.
THE UNIVERSE MIGHT HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL CLOCK THAT TICKS VERY, VERY FASTEMILY CONOVERJULY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In the 1940s it caught the attention of Lars Onsager, a theoretical physicist and eventual Nobel laureate.
THE CARTOON PICTURE OF MAGNETS THAT HAS TRANSFORMED SCIENCECHARLIE WOODJUNE 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
If XENON1T’s signal comes from axions — a top dark matter candidate — or nonstandard neutrinos, “it would clearly be very exciting,” said Kathryn Zurek, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
There is also a night-class for those working in the daytime who desire to extend their theoretical knowledge.
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He was the advocate of experimental rather than theoretical systems of medicine, and early adopted the practice of inoculation.
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WORDS RELATED TO THEORETICAL

  • based on theory
  • deduced
  • deductive
  • derivable
  • inferred
  • presumptive
  • rational
  • reasoned
  • supposed
  • theoretical
  • academic
  • assumed
  • doubtful
  • figured
  • guessing
  • guesstimated
  • hypothetical
  • on a hunch
  • on a long shot
  • putative
  • reputed
  • supposed
  • suppositional
  • suppositious
  • suppositive
  • surmised
  • suspect
  • tentative
  • theoretical
  • uncertain
  • unresolved
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