Word of the Day: Theoretical

the·o·ret·i·cal /THēəˈredək(ə)l/, adjective:

1. based on or calculated through a supposition or system of ideas explaining something rather than by experience or practice

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.” Bertrand Russell, 1872 – 1970

Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap – it is all in the mind.” Stephen Hawking, 1942 –

2. concerned with or involving a proposed belief, policy, or procedure rather than its practical application

Lessing, the most honest of theoretical men, dared to say that he took greater delight in the quest for truth than in the truth itself.” Friedrich Nietzsche, 1944 – 1900