Nonsense vs. Theoretical

Nonsense vs. Theoretical — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Nonsense and Theoretical

Nonsensenoun

Words or signs having no intelligible meaning

a message that was nonsense until decoded.

Theoreticaladjective

Of, relating to, or based on theory.

Nonsensenoun

Subject matter, behavior, or language that is foolish or absurd.

Theoreticaladjective

Restricted to theory; not practical or applied

theoretical physics.

Nonsensenoun

Extravagant foolishness or frivolity

a clown's exuberant nonsense.

Theoreticaladjective

Studying or working to develop theory.

Nonsensenoun

Matter of little or no importance or usefulness

a chatty letter full of gossip and nonsense.

Theoreticaladjective

Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.

Nonsensenoun

Insolent talk or behavior; impudence

wouldn't take any nonsense from the children.

Theoreticaladjective

concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations;

theoretical science

Nonsenseadjective

(Genetics) Of or relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis.

Theoreticaladjective

concerned with theories rather than their practical applications;

theoretical physics

Nonsenseinterjunction

Used to express disagreement or exasperation.

Theoreticaladjective

based on specialized theory;

a theoretical analysis

Nonsensenoun

Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or pattern or seem to have no meaning.

Nonsensenoun

An untrue statement.

He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.

Nonsensenoun

That which is silly, illogical and lacks any meaning, reason or value; that which does not make sense.

Nonsensenoun

Something foolish.

Nonsensenoun

(literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.

Nonsensenoun

(biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.

Nonsenseverb

To make nonsense of;

Nonsenseverb

To attempt to dismiss as nonsense; to ignore or belittle the significance of something; to render unimportant or puny.

Nonsenseverb

(intransitive) To joke around, to waste time

Nonsenseadjective

(biochemistry) Resulting from the substitution of a nucleotide in a sense codon, causing it to become a stop codon (not coding for an amino-acid).

Nonsenseadjective

nonsensical

Nonsensenoun

a message that seems to convey no meaning

Nonsensenoun

ornamental objects of no great value

Nonsenseadjective

having no intelligible meaning;

nonsense syllablesa nonsensical jumble of words