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Noun
/ˈprinsəpəl/,
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principles, plural;
  1. A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning
    • - the basic principles of Christianity
  2. A rule or belief governing one's personal behavior
    • - struggling to be true to their own principles
    • - she resigned over a matter of principle
  3. Morally correct behavior and attitudes
    • - a man of principle
  4. A general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across a wide field

  5. A natural law forming the basis for the construction or working of a machine
    • - these machines all operate on the same general principle
  6. A fundamental source or basis of something
    • - the first principle of all things was water
  7. A fundamental quality or attribute determining the nature of something; an essence
    • - the combination of male and female principles
  8. An active or characteristic constituent of a substance, obtained by simple analysis or separation
    • - the active principle in the medulla is epinephrine

  1. 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"
  2. a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
  3. a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
  4. 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"
  5. rule of personal conduct
  6. rationale: (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"
  7. 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 of nature or the way that a device is constructed.
  8. In modern chemistry, principles are the constituents of a substance, specifically those that produce a certain quality or effect in the substance, such as a bitter principle, which is any one of the numerous compounds having a bitter taste.
  9. Polygamy (called plural marriage or the Principle within Mormonism) was a defining characteristic of early Mormonism, and continues to be the defining characteristic of Mormon fundamentalism. The practice of polygamy was instituted in the 1830s by founder Joseph Smith, Jr. ...
  10. Principles may refer to: *Value (personal and cultural) *Principles and parameters *Principles (retailer)
  11. A fundamental assumption; A rule used to choose among solutions to a problem; Moral rule or aspect; A rule or law of nature, or the basic idea on how the laws of nature are applied; A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a given quality; A beginning
  12. (Principles) comprehensive and fundamental rules stemming from theories which through devoted analysis, develops into proven characteristics that make them doctrine.
  13. (Principles) A beginning, foundation, source, or essence from which things proceed; principles are thus the fundamental essences out of which and from which all things are and exist, usually enumerated as seven in theosophical writings. ...
  14. (Principles) Guiding rules or a system of moral behaviour.
  15. (Principles) Participants in this Initiative agree that the following principles will serve as the foundation of collaborative efforts:
  16. (Principles) Pilates claimed his method has a philosophical and theoretical foundation. He claims that his system is not merely a collection of exercises, but a method developed and refined over more than eighty years of use and observation.
  17. (Principles) Starting points for reasoning. The principles of administrative law are basic starting points for reasoning about how the law ought to control public action for the good of the public and to give effect to claims of right: see sections 1.5 and 1.6.
  18. (Principles) Statements of the commitments a Code signatory makes to manage cyanide in a responsible manner.
  19. (Principles) The Dogme approach is based upon some key principles that were set out by the movement’s founder, Scott Thornbury (ref). Learning is considered to take place through the interaction amongst the students and between the students and the teachers. ...
  20. (Principles) The agreed rules, processes and norms that help shape and govern how the Team works together to achieve its goals.
  21. (Principles) The guiding ideals that were used to assist in making budget-related decisions.
  22. (Principles) United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training. Nine principles that provide a foundation for humane care and use of animals in the United States.
  23. (Principles) We aim to co-operatively help develop protocols that benefit from the diverse expertise and constructive advice of the CCCTG membership. In so doing, we aim to merge scientific rigour with clinical relevance, within the constraints of feasibility and available resources.
  24. (Principles) Works on Bernoulli's principle: the faster air moves, the lower its static pressure, and the higher its dynamic pressure. The throttle(accelerator) linkage does not directly control the flow of liquid fuel. ...
  25. (Principles) another thing no woman can understand. /