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Based on or calculated through theory rather than experience or practice
“This is, of course, a theoretical calculation, but one which graphically illustrates the point.”
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Concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application
“Oskar Klein died in Stockholm, one of the finest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century.”
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Relating or devoted to the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence
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Being something in name or form only
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Relating to the mind
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Of, involving, or existing only as a fanciful idea
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Appearing to be true on the basis of evidence that may or may not be confirmed
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Seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations
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Not realistic
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Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
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Based on absolute truth
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Being or provable by reasoning in which the conclusion follows necessarily from given information
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Essential, as an element, principle, or law
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Above or beyond what is expected or normal
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Feeling uncertain about something
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