- 1Concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application: a theoretical physicist the training is practical rather than theoreticalMore example sentences
- This point is most clear in the area of theoretical science, though it has much broader application.
- HNDs are much more vocational than degrees and can often be more practical rather than theoretical.
- However he was also very active in applications of mathematics to theoretical physics.
- 1.1Based on or calculated through theory rather than experience or practice: the theoretical value of their workMore example sentences
- The session included experience-based, theoretical, and practical aspects.
- Now the lost work is regarded as a masterpiece with a theoretical value of £300,000.
- This is, of course, a theoretical calculation, but one which graphically illustrates the point.
- [sentence adverb]: theoretically we might expect this to be trueMore example sentences
- America still theoretically adhered to the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity.
- The number of aberrations observed in these segments was three to five times higher than theoretically expected.
- So it would be very uncommon for a person to get it from another person, although it is theoretically possible.