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theoretic Syllabification: the·o·ret·ic
Pronunciation: /THēəˈredik/

Definition of theoretic in English:


Another term for theoretical.
Example sentences
  • Donald added: ‘the switch from a predominantly narrative mode of thought to a predominantly analytic or theoretic mode apparently requires a wrenching cultural transformation’.
  • Many physicians use solutions that contain dextrose; however, it may be advisable to give thiamine first, because of the theoretic risk of Wernicke's encephalopathy.
  • Many anecdotal reports and theoretic and research articles have been published on the psychological effects of spontaneous abortion.


Early 17th century (in the sense 'conjectural'): via late Latin from Greek theōrētikos, from theōrētos 'that may be seen', from theōrein (see theorem).

Words that rhyme with theoretic

aesthetic (US esthetic), alphabetic, anaesthetic (US anesthetic), antithetic, apathetic, apologetic, arithmetic, ascetic, athletic, balletic, bathetic, cosmetic, cybernetic, diabetic, dietetic, diuretic, electromagnetic, emetic, energetic, exegetic, frenetic, genetic, Helvetic, hermetic, homiletic, kinetic, magnetic, metic, mimetic, parenthetic, pathetic, peripatetic, phonetic, photosynthetic, poetic, prophetic, prothetic, psychokinetic, splenetic, sympathetic, syncretic, syndetic, synthetic, telekinetic, zetetic
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