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in theory

Hypothetically; as a possibility. In theory, we could drive to the mountains for a quick ski session before our flight tomorrow evening, but I think it would be cutting it too close. These magnets are supposed to regulate the body's natural energy, in theory anyway.
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in theory

according to a theory; theoretically. In theory, if I take my medicine regularly, I will get well. How things work in theory doesn't always match with how things work in reality.
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in ˈtheory

used to say that a particular statement is supposed to be true but may in fact be wrong: In theory, these machines should last for ten years or more.That sounds fine in theory, but have you really thought it through?
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