theoretic

Definitions of theoretic
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adj concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

Synonyms:
theoretical
abstractive
of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
a priori
based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetic, hypothetical, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
notional, speculative
not based on fact or investigation
metaphysical
highly abstract and overly theoretical
theory-based
based in theory rather than experiment
Antonyms:
empiric, empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
a posteriori
requiring evidence for validation or support
confirmable, falsifiable, verifiable
capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
existential, experiential
derived from experience or the experience of existence
data-based, experimental, observational
relying on observation or experiment
experimental
of the nature of or undergoing an experiment
semiempirical
relying to some extent on observation or experiment
trial-and-error
trying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminated
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