Definitions for "Theoretical"
Pertaining to theory; depending on, or confined to, theory or speculation; speculative; terminating in theory or speculation: not practical; as, theoretical learning; theoretic sciences.
concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"
concerned with theories rather than their practical applications; "theoretical physics"
In spot, seam and projection welding, the force, neglecting friction and inertia, available at the electrodes of a resistance-welding machine by virtue of the initial force application and the theoretical mechanical advantage of the system.
(mathematical)- Relating to the probability of a given event, using mathematical relationships (e.g., the chance of a red side coming up on the flip of a two-colored counter is one in two or 1/2).
What is supposed to happen when you calculate a result, but rarely does. See Reality.