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Principle

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English

principle
ADJ

principio
NM
principle
N

NF
principio
principle
N

NM
principio guía
guiding principle
N

en principio
in principle


principled
ADJ

principled
ADJ


Informal, Old rules, principles, etc.

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English Definitions

principle
N
a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
principle
N
a rule or standard especially of good behavior
principle
N
a basic truth or law or assumption
principle
N
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
principle
N
rule of personal conduct
principle
N
(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
principle of equivalence
N
(physics) the principle that an observer has no way of distinguishing whether his laboratory is in a uniform gravitational field or is in an accelerated frame of reference
principle of liquid displacement
N
(hydrostatics) the volume of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the volume of the displaced fluid
principle of parsimony
N
the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred
principle of relativity
N
(physics) a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to which they are referred
principle of superposition
N
(geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
principle of superposition
N
the displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point
principled
based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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