Definition of Principle


  • (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"
  • rule of personal conduct
  • 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 truth or law or assumption
    "the principles of democracy"
  • a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    "a man of principle"
    "he will not violate his principles"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble principle

135 unscramble word found using the letters principle.

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