What does the word theoretical mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Theoretically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to theory; speculative; hypothetical. theoretic.

Usage examples for theoretical

  1. But Jefferson, who was at once both the most theoretical and the least logical of men, was of course hardly prepared to see matters in that light. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  2. Look at him playing chess, making of this very real situation a theoretical abstraction ... – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  3. It is much to be regretted that the exact truth can never be known, for in this age of universal slaughter a knowledge of the cash value of the wild game of the United States that has been killed up to date might go far toward bringing about the actual as well as the theoretical protection of what remains. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday