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THEORETICALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does theoretically mean? 

THEORETICALLY (adverb)
  The adverb THEORETICALLY has 2 senses:

1. according to the assumed facts
2. in a theoretical manner

  Familiarity information: THEORETICALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THEORETICALLY (adverb)


Sense 1theoretically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

According to the assumed facts

Synonyms:

in theory; theoretically; on paper

Context example:

on paper the candidate seems promising


Sense 2theoretically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a theoretical manner

Context example:

he worked the problem out theoretically

Antonym:

empirically (in an empirical manner)

Pertainym:

theoretical (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations)


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