Pronunciation: (thē"u-ret'i-kul), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting in theory; not practical (distinguished from applied).
2. existing only in theory; hypothetical.
3. given to, forming, or dealing with theories; speculative. Also,the"o•ret'ic.
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