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theoretically adv
1 according to the assumed facts; "on paper the candidate seems promising" [syn: on paper, in theory]
2 in a theoretical manner; "he worked the problem out theoretically" [ant: empirically]

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  1. in theory; on paper
    I haven't tested it, but theoretically it ought to fly.
  2. in a theoretical manner
    I solved the problem theoretically rather than practically.
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