of, relating to, or consisting in ; not practical (distinguished from ).
existing only in ; hypothetical.
given to, forming, or dealing with ; speculative.
of or based on theory
lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical
using or dealing in theory; impractical
1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus “of or pertaining to theory,” from Greek theoretikos “contemplative, pertaining to theory” (by Aristotle contrasted to praktikos), from theoretos “that may be seen or considered,” from theorein “to consider, look at” (see theory). Related: Theoretically.
theoretical the·o·ret·i·cal (thē’ə-rět’ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or based on theory.
Restricted to theory; not practical.
of the nature of or involving . directly opposed or contrasted; opposite. adj. “containing an antithesis,” c.1600, from Greek antithetikos “setting in opposition,” from antithetos “placed in opposition,” from antithesis (see antithesis).
of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic. an adherent of . Contemporary Examples He would later say that the war pitted the anti-totalitarian left against […]
the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice: a story that has come down to us by popular tradition. something that is handed down: the traditions of the Eskimos. a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting: The rebellious students […]
believing in or adhering to the doctrine of the Trinity. pertaining to Trinitarians, or believers in the doctrine of the Trinity. belonging or pertaining to the religious order of Trinitarians. of or relating to the Trinity. (lowercase) forming a trinity; threefold; triple. a person who believes in the doctrine of the Trinity. a member of […]
a swollen part; swelling; protuberance. an uncontrolled, abnormal, circumscribed growth of cells in any animal or plant tissue; neoplasm. Archaic. inflated pride; haughtiness. pompous language; bombast. n. 1540s, from Latin tumor “swelling, condition of being swollen,” from tumere “to swell” (see thigh). tumor tu·mor (tōō’mər, tyōō’-) n. An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, […]