Theoretically

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Definition

theoretically: according to what we know (not in practice, not certainly)
adverb

(from a) theoretical (point of view): (from the point of view) of abstract principles or ideas (not based on reality or practical considerations)
adjective

Examples

  • "Jean and I have managed to recover all of our data and transfer it to our new servers, so theoretically you should have received all e-mails which were sent to you while our server was offline."
  • "And I'd just like to say that the complex theoretical algorithms that I learned in your calculus and trigonometry classes will help me every day in the real world, I'm sure of it."

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