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Principle (IPA: /ˈpɹɪnsəpəɫ/)


Principle (n.)

Beginning; commencement.

Principle (n.)

A source, or origin; that from which anything proceeds; fundamental substance or energy; primordial substance; ultimate element, or cause.

Principle (n.)

An original faculty or endowment.

Principle (n.)

A fundamental truth; a comprehensive law or doctrine, from which others are derived, or on which others are founded; a general truth; an elementary proposition; a maxim; an axiom; a postulate.

Principle (n.)

A settled rule of action; a governing law of conduct; an opinion or belief which exercises a directing influence on the life and behavior; a rule (usually, a right rule) of conduct consistently directing one's actions; as, a person of no principle.

Principle (n.)

Any original inherent constituent which characterizes a substance, or gives it its essential properties, and which can usually be separated by analysis; -- applied especially to drugs, plant extracts, etc.

Principle (v. t.)

To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet, or rule of conduct, good or ill.

Principle

Guiding rule or inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws observed in nature

Principle

Discovery, statement or rule being the foundation for other considerations, statements or activites

Principle

Painting by Sándor Molnár

Principle Synonyms

Precept

Principle Synonyms

Rationale

Principle Synonyms

Rule

Principle Synonyms

Rule

Spanish Translation

Principle in Spanish is Principio

Tagalog Translation

Principle in Tagalog is Panuntunan

Example Sentence (Quote)

". . .the principle that where there is fear, there will be wrong figures. . . ." - W. Edwards Deming

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A fundamental yet often overlooked principle of successful project management is that you can't do it alone." - Project management

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All human activities are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure." - Jean-Paul Sartre

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All religions are incorporated in the principle of Truth, Simplicity and Love." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


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