Part of speech:
(Economics) Of or relating to an amount or rate that is not adjusted for inflation.
Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
Of or concerned with ideas.
Lacking practicality or the possibility of realization:
Of or resulting from imagination
Of or relating to studies that rely on reading and involve abstract thought rather than being primarily practical or technical.
Appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it.
Pretended; put on; fictitious
Having or demonstrating special skill or practical knowledge especially in a mechanical or scientific field:
Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.
Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
Considered apart from concrete existence:
Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all:
Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
Theoretical; not applied:
Involving chance; risky:
Devoted to or learned in philosophy
According to the principles of logic, or correct reasoning
Of or relating to the poetry of a group of 17th-century English poets whose verse is characterized by an intellectually challenging style and extended metaphors comparing very dissimilar things.
That may or may not happen; possible
Disposed to or characterized by contemplation.
Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up:
Not handling practical matters well
(Finance) Used to indicate an estimate or a reference amount
Idealistic, visionary, or impractical
Giving reasonable ground for belief
Generally considered or deemed such; reputed
Having been accepted as true or worthy:
Substituted with intent to deceive or defraud; spurious; counterfeit
An inferring, theorizing, or predicting from incomplete or uncertain evidence; guesswork
A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
Something taught as the principles or creed of a religion, political party, etc.; tenet or tenets; belief; dogma
A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically:
A thought or conjecture
The act of supposing
The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
A proposition that is not self-evident but that can be proved from accepted premises
The theoretical part of a field of knowledge
A systematic statement of principles involved
In Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
To stick fast; stay attached
To receive or be allowed to access electronic texts or services by subscription.
Being above and independent of the material universe. Used of the Deity.
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