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Based on or calculated through theory rather than experience or practice
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“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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Existing only in the imagination
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Not negotiable
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Holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority
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Seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations
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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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Essential, as an element, principle, or law
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Above or beyond what is expected or normal
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Relating to the mind or mental activity
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