What is theoretical?

  • (adj): Concerned with theories rather than their practical applications.
    Example: "Theoretical physics"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on theoretical:

Mikhail Shifman
... born 4 April 1949) is a theoretical physicist (high energy physics), formerly at Institute for Theoretical and ...
Solomon Curve - Theoretical Foundation
... Hauer provided a theoretical foundation for the Solomon curve in 1971—“for example, if I drive at 45 mph, while the median of the pack is 60 mph, how many cars will pass me ...
Computational And Theoretical Chemistry
... Computational and Theoretical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier ... It obtained its current name in 2011 and covers molecular structure in theoretical chemistry ...
Cosmas Zachos
1974) at Princeton University, and did graduate work in theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D ... He is the brother of theoretical computer scientist Stathis Zachos ...
Contextual Performance - Theoretical Implications
... Another theoretical implication is the overlapping nature of contextual performance with both OCB and prosocial behavior ... Future theoretical and empirical work should address these discrepancies and adjust the way it is conceptualized and operationalized as such ...

More definitions of "theoretical":

  • (adj): Concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations.
    Example: "Theoretical science"
    Synonyms: theoretic
  • (adj): Based on specialized theory.
    Example: "A theoretical analysis"
    Synonyms: abstract

Famous quotes containing the word theoretical:

    Post-structuralism is among other things a kind of theoretical hangover from the failed uprising of ‘68Ma way of keeping the revolution warm at the level of language, blending the euphoric libertarianism of that moment with the stoical melancholia of its aftermath.
    Terry Eagleton (b. 1943)

    The hypothesis I wish to advance is that ... the language of morality is in ... grave disorder.... What we possess, if this is true, are the fragments of a conceptual scheme, parts of which now lack those contexts from which their significance derived. We possess indeed simulacra of morality, we continue to use many of the key expressions. But we have—very largely if not entirely—lost our comprehension, both theoretical and practical, of morality.
    Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (b. 1929)

    The desire to serve the common good must without fail be a requisite of the soul, a necessity for personal happiness; if it issues not from there, but from theoretical or other considerations, it is not at all the same thing.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)