English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English theorothycall, probably from Latin theōrēticus + -al, from Ancient Greek θεωρητικός (theōrētikós).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌθɪəˈɹɛtɪkəl/, [ˌθɪə̯ˈɹɛt.ɪ.kl̩]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌθi.əˈɹɛt.ɪ.kəl/, [ˌθi.əˈɹɛɾ.ɪ.kl̩]
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  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˌθiːˈɹet.ɪ.kəl/, [ˌθiːˈɹet.ɪ.kl̩]

Adjective edit

theoretical (comparative more theoretical, superlative most theoretical)

  1. Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.
    Antonym: practical

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