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English theory +‎ -etic, from Latin theōrēticus, from Ancient Greek θεωρητικός (theōrētikós).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌθiːəˈɹɛtɪk/, /ˌθɪə̯ˈɹɛtɪk/

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theoretic (comparative more theoretic, superlative most theoretic)

  1. Concerned with theories or hypotheses rather than with practical matters.
    • 1826, Rev. James Gilchrist, The Perpetuity of Christian Baptism Maintained, page 43:
      We shall, therefore, only very humbly submit whether the whole statement be not rather too theoretic and somewhat too darkly adumbrated in ambiguous phraseology for plain, uncollegian understandings.
  2. Existing only in theory, not proven in reality.

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some are hyponyms too. Please sort them out, as the user who added these was lazy:)

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