- adverb (sentence adverb)
1 used to say what is supposed to happen in a particular situation when the opposite is true: Theoretically, Damian's the boss, but I co-ordinate the team on a day-to-day basis.2 according to a scientific idea that has not been proved to be true in a practical way: It is theoretically possible for computers to be programmed to think like humans.
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theoretically — [[t]θi͟ːəre̱tɪkəli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use theoretically to say that although something is supposed to be true or to happen in the way stated, it may not in fact be true or happen in that way. Theoretically, the price is supposed to… … English dictionary
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theoretically — theo|ret|i|cally [θıəˈretıkli US ˌθi:ə ] adv [sentence adverb] 1.) used to say what is supposed to be true in a particular situation, especially when the opposite is true ▪ Theoretically, Damian s the boss, but I coordinate the team on a day to… … Dictionary of contemporary English
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theoretically — the|o|ret|i|cal|ly [ ,θiə retıkli ] adverb used for saying that something could be true or could exist: They knew that a vaccine for the virus was theoretically possible … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
theoretically — UK [ˌθɪəˈretɪklɪ] / US [ˌθɪəˈretɪklɪ] adverb used for saying that something could be true or could exist They knew that a vaccine for the virus was theoretically possible … English dictionary
theoretically — [ˌθɪəˈretɪkli] adv used for saying that something could be true or could exist Transmission of the virus is theoretically possible, but very unlikely.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
theoretically — theoretical (also theoretic) ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerned with or involving theory rather than its practical application. 2) based on or calculated through theory. DERIVATIVES theoretically adverb … English terms dictionary