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Related / Similar Words: rationale, rule, precept

 

Definition:
  • (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";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles";
  • rule of personal conduct;

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    Hyponyms: dialectics, dictate, fundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock, logic, pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle, reality principle, conservation, Tao, Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization, Le Chatelier's principle, Le Chatelier's law, Le Chatelier principle, Le Chatelier-Braun principle, Gresham's Law, mass-energy equivalence, Naegele's rule, Occam's Razor, Ockham's Razor, principle of parsimony, law of parsimony, principle of equivalence, principle of liquid displacement, principle of superposition, Huygens' principle of superposition, superposition principle, superposition, mass-action principle, mass action, localization of function, localisation of function, localization principle, localisation principle, localization, localisation, pillar, yang, yin, feng shui, accounting principle, accounting standard, chivalry, ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation, Hellenism, legal principle, judicial principle, judicial doctrine, scruple, higher law, hypothetical imperative, caveat emptor

     

    Part Meronyms: ethic, ethical code

     

    Derivational Morphology: ratiocinate

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 原則   Dutch: principe  
    Finnish: perusoletus   French: principe  
    German: Prinzip   Greek: αρχή  
    Hungarian: elv   Italian: principio  
    Japanese: 主義   Korean: 원리  
    Portuguese: princípio   Russian: принцип  
    Spanish: principio   Swedish: princip  
     
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