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Meaning of theoretical

the•o•ret•i•cal

Pronunciation: (thē"u-ret'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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