from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the theorica.
- adj. Relating to, or skilled in, theory; theoretically skilled.
- n. Speculation; theory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making deductions from theory, especially from imperfect theory; theorizing. Also theorical.
- n. Theory; speculation; that which is theoretical.
- n. A treatise or part of a treatise containing scientific explanation of phenomena.
- Of or pertaining to public spectacles, etc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
It is life that we have here, the 'theoric' on the one side, the 'practic' on the other.
The French Exit the glade of theoric ornithic hermetica
Dasher is a writing system which uses information theoric concepts to allow the user to steer through an emerging web of possible word completions.
I hope to publish soon a theoric paper on how it works.
Parolles, the gallant militarist, — that was his own phrase, — that had the whole theoric of war in the knot of his scarf, and the practise in the chape of his dagger.
Pish, I understand not the rhetoric (theoric, I should say), but I help myself somewhat by the practice.
All financial surpluses were put in the theoric fund to be used for the public's entertainment.
Athens made an alliance with Olynthus, but an attempt by Demosthenes to divert money from the theoric fund for military purposes failed.
He also succeeded in devoting surplus state income to military purposes instead of the theoric fund.
The prop of Israel, the much-enlightened master, “Eximious Jochanan Ben Sabbathai,” when his last hour is at hand has to confess that all his wisdom of life lies in his theoric; in practice he is still an infant; striving presumptuously in boyhood to live an angel, now that he comes to die he is hardly a man.