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Principle

Principle is an English word meaning "-" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of principle
- Principle n
- A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works" [syn: {rule}]
- A rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
- A basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
- A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields" [syn: {rule}]
- Rule of personal conduct [syn: {precept}]
- (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines" [syn: {rationale}]
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