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principle meaning

EN[ˈprɪnsɪpəl] [ˈprɪnsəpəl]
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WPrinciple
  • A principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws observed in nature or the way that a system is constructed.
  • Examples of principles:
  • Descriptive comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption
  • Normative rule or code of conduct
  • Law or fact of nature underlying the working of an artificial device
  • ^ Alpa, Guido (1994) "General Principles of Law," Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 1: Is. 1, Article 2.[1],
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
      • Verbs
        • Transitive verbs
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      1. en principles
      2. en principled
      3. en principle of explosion
      4. en principle of relativity
      5. en principle of verification
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of principle for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "principle" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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