Definition of theoretic:
conjectural, theory-based, speculative, hypothetical, suppositious, transcendental, ideal, metaphysical, academic, abstract, notional, real, a priori, ideal, suppositional, supposititious, theoretical, transcendent, supposed, hypothetic, abstractive.
The kind of way in which, as it seems to me, time ought not to enter into our theoretic philosophical thought, may be illustrated by the philosophy which has become associated with the idea of evolution, and which is exemplified by Nietzsche, pragmatism, and Bergson.- "Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays", Bertrand Russell.
One day he formed the idea of drawing up, for the benefit of posterity, a theoretic code of the principles of that art, in the practice of which he so excelled, and he had chosen his nephew, as we have seen, to frame the substance of his ideas in an intelligible form.- "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
Clarence's queries had been snubbed into reserve, and I doubt whether Miss Newton's theoretic theology was very much more developed than that of Mrs. Gooch, but her practice and devotion were admirable, and she fostered religious sentiment among us, introducing little books which were welcome in the restricted range of Sunday reading.- "Chantry House", Charlotte M. Yonge.