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(Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
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  1. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
  2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
  3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
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  1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
  2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
(Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
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  1. (Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
  2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
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  1. The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
  2. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
  3. An arrangement or configuration of classification or measurement:
A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
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  1. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
  2. An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.
  3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
The action of a person who teaches; profession of a teacher
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  1. The action of a person who teaches; profession of a teacher
  2. The profession of teaching.
  3. The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
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  1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
  2. An established principle in some artistic practice or science that is universally received.
  3. An established rule, principle, or law.
The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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  1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
  2. The lowest frequency of a periodically varying quantity or of a vibrating system.
  3. A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
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  1. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
  2. Common law, as distinguished from equity
  3. Knowledge of law.
A proposition that is not self-evident but that can be proved from accepted premises
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  1. A proposition that is not self-evident but that can be proved from accepted premises
  2. An expression of relations in an equation or formula
  3. A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
A general or abstract concept or term considered absolute or axiomatic.
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  1. A general or abstract concept or term considered absolute or axiomatic.
  2. A general or widely held principle, concept, or notion.
  3. (Short for) universal joint
Status or role; capacity:
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  1. Status or role; capacity:
  2. Characterization in fiction or drama:
  3. A Chinese character.
Character or nature; quality
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  1. Character or nature; quality
  2. An essential element of a person's character:
  3. Strength of character; fortitude:
The state or quality of being honest
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  1. The state or quality of being honest
  2. Any of a genus (Lunaria) of plants of the crucifer family, with purple and white flowers and large, flat, oval pods; esp., a plant (L. annua) whose pods are used in winter bouquets
  3. (Uncountable) The act, quality, or condition of being honest
Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code:
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  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code:
  2. The quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity
  3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness:
Find another word for principle. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for principle, like: origin, source, postulate, system, opinion, teaching, law, belief, faith, policy and axiom.