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  • 1Principle — Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or origin; that… …

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  • 2Principle of contradiction — Principle Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or… …

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  • 3principle — [prin′sə pəl] n. [ME, altered < MFr principe < L principium: see PRINCIPIUM] 1. the ultimate source, origin, or cause of something 2. a natural or original tendency, faculty, or endowment 3. a fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating …

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  • 4principle — ► NOUN 1) a fundamental truth or proposition serving as the foundation for belief or action. 2) a rule or belief governing one s personal behaviour. 3) morally correct behaviour and attitudes. 4) a general scientific theorem or natural law. 5) a… …

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  • 5constituent — [adj1] component, part basic, combining, composing, constituting, division, elemental, essential, factor, forming, fraction, fundamental, ingredient, integral, portion; concepts 826,834,835 Ant. whole constituent [adj2] voting balloter, citizen,… …

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  • 6principle — /prin seuh peuhl/, n. 1. an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct: a person of good moral principles. 2. a fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived: the principles of modern physics. 3. a fundamental… …

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  • 7Principle of compositionality — In mathematics, semantics, and philosophy of language, the Principle of Compositionality is the principle that the meaning of a complex expression is determined by the meanings of its constituent expressions and the rules used to combine them.… …

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  • 8principle — /ˈprɪnsəpəl / (say prinsuhpuhl) noun 1. an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct: a man of good principles. 2. a fundamental, primary, or general truth, on which other truths depend: the principles of government. 3. a fundamental… …

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  • 9principle — prin•ci•ple [[t]ˈprɪn sə pəl[/t]] n. 1) an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct 2) a fundamental law, axiom, or doctrine: the principles of physics[/ex] 3) principles, a personal or specific basis of conduct or management: to adhere to …

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  • 10principle — n. 1 a fundamental truth or law as the basis of reasoning or action (arguing from first principles; moral principles). 2 a a personal code of conduct (a person of high principle). b (in pl.) such rules of conduct (has no principles). 3 a general… …

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  • 11principle — noun 1》 a fundamental truth or proposition serving as the foundation for belief or action.     ↘a rule or belief governing one s personal behaviour.     ↘morally correct behaviour and attitudes: a man of principle. 2》 a general scientific theorem …

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  • 12principle — 1. A general or fundamental doctrine or tenet. SEE ALSO: law, rule, theorem. 2. The essential ingredient in a substance, especially one that gives it its distinctive quality or effect. [L. principium, a beginning, fr. princeps, chief] active p. a …

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  • 13principle — n 1. rule, law, moral law, golden rule; rule of conduct, rubric, precept; guideline, rule of thumb, basic rule; formula, formulary, method, way; model, standard, criterion, convention, custom, practice; natural law, general truth, universal… …

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  • 14constituent — I. a. 1. Forming, composing, constituting, component. 2. Appointing, electoral. II. n. 1. Component, element, principle, ingredient, component part. 2. Elector, voter …

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  • 15principle — A fundamental truth or doctrine, as of law; a comprehensive rule or doctrine which furnishes a basis or origin for others; a settled rule of action, procedure, or legal determination. A truth or proposition so clear that it cannot be proved or… …

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  • 16Bitter principle — Principle Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or… …

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  • 17Russian Constituent Assembly — All Russian Constituent Assembly Всероссийское Учредительное Собрание Double headed eagle, that remains de jure coat of arms of Russia until July 10, 1918. Actual …

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  • 18Estonian Constituent Assembly — The Estonian Constituent Assembly ( et. Asutav kogu) was elected on 5 7 April 1919, [http://www.riigikogu.ee/?id=34582 langchange=1 Chronology at riigikogu.ee] ] called by the Estonian Provisional Government during the Estonian War of… …

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  • 19immediate constituent analysis — ▪ linguistics also called  Ic Analysis,         in linguistics, a system of grammatical analysis that divides sentences into successive layers, or constituents, until, in the final layer, each constituent consists of only a word or meaningful… …

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  • 20active principle — any constituent of a drug that helps to confer upon it a medicinal property …

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