Theoretical Crossword Clue
Theoretical crossword clue. A daily crossword in The Courier-Mail Australia on Saturday, 29 July 2017. 11 letters
Other possible answer: IMAGINATIVE, FORMALISTIC, CONJECTURAL, IDEOLOGICAL
A theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking. Depending on the context, the results might, for example, include generalized explanations of how nature works. The word has its roots in ancient Greek, but in modern use it has taken on several different related meanings.
Theories guide the enterprise of finding facts rather than of reaching goals, and are neutral concerning alternatives among values.:131 A theory can be a body of knowledge, which may or may not be associated with particular explanatory models. To theorize is to develop this body of knowledge.