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Synonyms for theoretical
ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theoretical, theoretic(adj)

    concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

    "theoretical science"

    Synonyms:
    theoretic

    Antonyms:
    confirmable, verifiable, data-based, falsifiable, trial-and-error, applied, empiric, existential, observational, a posteriori, experimental, experiential, empirical, semiempirical, forensic, practical

  2. theoretical(adj)

    concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

    "theoretical physics"

    Synonyms:
    theoretic

    Antonyms:
    verifiable, applied, empiric, experiential, forensic, confirmable, data-based, falsifiable, practical, empirical, semiempirical, existential, observational, trial-and-error, a posteriori, experimental

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. theoretical

    Synonyms:
    speculative, hypothetical, presumptive

    Antonyms:
    practical, positive, definite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. theoretical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, unpractical, not practical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "theoretical":

    theory, notional, conceptual, theories, theoretically, theoretic, academic, moot, lilun, imputed, theorist, desk, doctrine, hypothetical, pre-service

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How to use theoretical in a sentence?

  1. Mr Enriquez:

    You can make the world’s flu vaccine in a week instead of a year. And by the way, this is no longer theoretical.

  2. Martin Dolan:

    It's almost impossible to get your head around the scale of what's involved here, if you take the theoretical maximum of the possible area for the aircraft – 1.1 (or) 1.2 million sq km – you're talking about orders or magnitude in terms of cost and time above what we're currently doing, and that's something that governments will obviously have to bear in mind.

  3. Kostiantyn Yelisieiev:

    We are of the view it is high time to go from theoretical debates to practical discussion.

  4. Erin Bromage:

    So while there is a theoretical possibility for viral transfer from a voting drop box, in reality the chances of this occurring and it leads to an infection are low.

  5. George Daniels on Wednesday:

    What were previously theoretical harms have proven to be true. We no longer need to imagine the worst-case scenario ; we are experiencing its dramatic effects in real time.


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