Theoretical synonyms

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(Philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
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(Finance) Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation.
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An unproved theory, proposition, supposition, etc. tentatively accepted to explain certain facts or (working hypothesis) to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, etc.
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Concerned primarily with theories rather than practical matters
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Of or concerned with ideas.
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(Philosophy) Existing as an archetype or pattern, especially as a Platonic idea or perception:
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Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
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(Informal) Fantastic, outlandish, absurd, etc.
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(US) Considered as an ideal form of something.
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Pertaining to the formation of ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.
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The definition of analytical is someone who studies and examines the elemental parts of something, or is something related to the study of small parts of a whole.
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Having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education
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Appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it.
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Taken for granted
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The definition of pedantic is someone who is very concerned with the details of a subject and tends to overly show off their knowledge.
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Of or relating to technology or technological studies:
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Intellectual is defined as someone or something that is rational rather than emotional.
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Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
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Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation:
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Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all:
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Inclined to make conjectures
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(UK) Not proved.
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Uncertain; subject to future change.
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Having no moral failing or guilt:
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Involving chance; risky:
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Asserting a fundamental irrationality or supernatural element in experience.
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Devoted to or learned in philosophy
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(Computing) Non-physical or conceptual yet underpinned by something physical or actual.
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Designating or of the school of early 17th-cent. English poets, including esp. John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and Abraham Cowley, whose verse is characterized by very subtle, highly intellectualized imagery, sometimes deliberately fantastic and far-fetched
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The definition of contingent is something that depends on something else happening, or something that is possible or by chance.
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Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative
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Stubbornly holding on to an idea without concern for practicalities or reality.
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Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up:
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Not handling practical matters well
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(Finance) Used to indicate an estimate or a reference amount
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy:
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Of the nature of a postulate.
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Giving reasonable ground for belief
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Generally regarded as such; supposed:
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Concerned primarily with theories rather than practical matters
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Accepted; considered as standard
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Substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious.
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Existing only in theory, not proven in reality.
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Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
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That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
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A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
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An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true regardless of evidence, or without evidence to support it.
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The sense given by an expositor).
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(Philosophy) A philosophical statement, theorem or axiom.
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The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline:
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The definition of a postulate is something accepted as truth and used as the basis for an argument or theory.
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Speculation is the act of formulating an opinion or theory without fully researching or investigating.
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Something that is supposed; an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture
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The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
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A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
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The theoretical part of a field of knowledge
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Being no less than what is stated; worthy of the name:
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Used in actual practice or to work out practical problems
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Manifested in or involving practice:
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Having the nature of fact; real; actual
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(Mathematics) A field of study attempting to exhaustively describe a particular class of constructs. [from 18th c.]
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A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
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The definition of adhere means to stick to something, either literally or figuratively.
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To feel or express hearty approval:
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Having been demonstrated or verified without doubt:
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Sure to come or happen; inevitable:
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The definition of definite is something that has limits, is clear in meaning, absolutely true and positive.
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The definition of empirical is something that is based solely on experiment or experience.
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