- (functioning as singular or plural) the theory of a particular subject
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the•o•ret•ics (thē′ə ret′iks),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the theoretical or speculative part of a science or subject.
- theoret(ic) (see theoretical) + -ics 1650–60
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theoretics /ˌθɪəˈrɛtɪks/ n