Theoretical vs. Hypothetical
Difference Between Theoretical and Hypothetical
Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.
Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations;theoretical science
(philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
concerned with theories rather than their practical applications;theoretical physics
A hypothetical situation or propositionThese hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.
based on specialized theory;a theoretical analysis
based on hypothesis;a hypothetical situationthe site of a hypothetical colony