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  • 21 principle — prin•ci•ple [[t]ˈprɪn sə pəl[/t]] n. 1) an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct 2) a fundamental law, axiom, or doctrine: the principles of physics[/ex] 3) principles, a personal or specific basis of conduct or management: to adhere to …

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  • 22 principle — n. 1 a fundamental truth or law as the basis of reasoning or action (arguing from first principles; moral principles). 2 a a personal code of conduct (a person of high principle). b (in pl.) such rules of conduct (has no principles). 3 a general… …

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  • 23 principle — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French principe, principle, from Old French, from Latin principium beginning, from princip , princeps initiator more at prince Date: 14th century 1. a. a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or… …

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  • 24 principle — noun 1》 a fundamental truth or proposition serving as the foundation for belief or action.     ↘a rule or belief governing one s personal behaviour.     ↘morally correct behaviour and attitudes: a man of principle. 2》 a general scientific theorem …

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  • 25 principle*/*/*/ — [ˈprɪnsəp(ə)l] noun 1) [C] a basic belief, theory, or rule that has a major influence on the way in which something is done It is a basic principle of English law that a person is innocent until proven guilty.[/ex] the principle that education… …

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  • 26 principle — See air principle plunger principle pulse air principle Ricardo principle valve principle …

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  • 27 principle — Synonyms and related words: Procrustean law, a belief, a priori truth, activity, ambition, antecedents, article of faith, aspiration, at bottom, attitude, axiom, base, basement, basically, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, belief,… …

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  • 28 principle — [14] Frequently confused, principal [13] and principle come from distinct sources – but both sources were derived ultimately from Latin princeps ‘chief’ (from which English gets prince). Principal goes back via Old French principal to Latin… …

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  • 29 principle — noun 1) a basic principle of science Syn: truth, concept, idea, theory, fundamental, essential, precept, rule, law 2) the principle of laissez faire Syn: doctrine, belief …

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  • 30 principle — principal, principle The spellings are occasionally confused even by the wariest users of English, the usual mistake being to use principle for the adjective principal. Principal is an adjective and noun and essentially means ‘chief’ (my… …

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  • 31 principle — [14] Frequently confused, principal [13] and principle come from distinct sources – but both sources were derived ultimately from Latin princeps ‘chief’ (from which English gets prince). Principal goes back via Old French principal to Latin… …

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  • 32 principle — noun 1) elementary principles Syn: truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, assumption, fundamental, essential, ground rule 2) the principle of laissez faire Syn: doctrine, belief …

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  • 33 principle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tenet, code, doctrine, conviction; theory, premise; postulate; rule, law, precept; equity, integrity, probity, nature, origin, source, cause. See belief, part, substance, intrinsic. II (Roget s IV) n …

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  • 34 principle —   n. fundamental truth or law; law of nature, physics, etc.; fundamental source; code of personal conduct; morality; (pl.) moral standards or rules. (as distinct   from    ♦ principal)    ♦ in principle, in theory; essentially.    ♦ on principle …

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  • 35 principle — / prɪnsɪp(ə)l/ noun a basic point or general rule ♦ in principle in agreement with a general rule ♦ agreement in principle agreement with the basic conditions of a proposal …

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  • 36 principle — noun /ˈprɪnsɪpəl,ˈprɪnsəpəl/ a) A fundamental assumption. We need some sort of principles to reason from. b) A rule used to choose among solutions to a problem. The principle of least privilege holds that a process should only receive the… …

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  • 37 principle — 1. A general or fundamental doctrine or tenet. SEE ALSO: law, rule, theorem. 2. The essential ingredient in a substance, especially one that gives it its distinctive quality or effect. [L. principium, a beginning, fr. princeps, chief] active p. a …

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  • 38 principle — See principal, principle …

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  • 39 principle — principas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. principle vok. Prinzip, n rus. принцип, m pranc. principe, m …

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  • 40 principle — principas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Pagrindinė įrenginio, aparato ar kurio nors įtaiso sandaros arba veikimo ypatybė. atitikmenys: angl. principle vok. Grundsatz, m; Prinzip, n rus. принцип, m pranc. principe, m …

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