the·o·ret·i·cal (thē′ə-rĕtĭ-kəl) also the·o·ret·ic (-rĕtĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or based on theory.
2. Restricted to theory; not practical or applied: theoretical physics.
3. Studying or working to develop theory.
[Late Latin theōrēticus, from Greek theōrētikos, from theōrētos, observable, from theōrein, to look at; see THEOREM.]
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