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Another word for principle

  1. A broad and basic rule or truth

      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.
      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
      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.
      1. (Mathematics) A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      2. A proposition that is not self-evident but that can be proved from accepted premises
      3. An expression of relations in an equation or formula
      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
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  2. Moral or ethical strength

      1. Status or role; capacity:
      2. Characterization in fiction or drama:
      3. A Chinese character.
      1. Character or nature; quality
      2. An essential element of a person's character:
      3. Strength of character; fortitude:
      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
      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:
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Another word for principle

  1. A fundamental law

      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:
      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:
      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:
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  2. A belief or set of beliefs; often plural

      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:
      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:
      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.