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  • 1 First principle — First Principles is also the title of a work by Herbert Spencer. In philosophy, a first principle is a basic, foundational proposition or assumption that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption. In mathematics, first principles …

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  • 2 first principle — first′ prin′ciple n. any axiom, law, or abstraction assumed and regarded as representing the highest possible degree of generalization …

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  • 3 first principle — noun the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural) he mastered only the rudiments of geometry • Syn: ↑rudiment, ↑first rudiment, ↑alphabet, ↑ABC, ↑ABC s, ↑ABCs • Usage Domain: ↑ …

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  • 4 first principle — any axiom, law, or abstraction assumed and regarded as representing the highest possible degree of generalization. * * * …

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  • 5 first principle — noun A basic, foundational proposition or assumption that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption …

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  • 6 first principle — /fɜst ˈprɪnsəpəl/ (say ferst prinsuhpuhl) noun any law, axiom, or concept which represents the highest degree of generalisation and which depends on fundamental principles …

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  • 7 Principle of contradiction — In logic, the Principle of contradiction ( principium contradictionis in Latin) is the second of the so called three classic laws of thought. The oldest statement of the law is that contradictory statements cannot both at the same time be true, e …

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  • 8 Principle of Orthogonal Design — The Principle of Orthogonal Design (abbreviated POOD) was developed by database researchers David McGoveran and Christopher J. Date in the early 1990s, and first published A New Database Design Principle in the July 1994 issue of Database… …

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  • 9 principle — 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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  • 10 first rudiment — noun the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural) he mastered only the rudiments of geometry • Syn: ↑rudiment, ↑first principle, ↑alphabet, ↑ABC, ↑ABC s, ↑ABCs • Usage Domain: ↑ …

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  • 11 first floor — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 12 First-order logic — is a formal logical system used in mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. It goes by many names, including: first order predicate calculus, the lower predicate calculus, quantification theory, and predicate logic (a less… …

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  • 13 First Amendment to the United States Constitution — First Amendment redirects here. For other uses, see First Amendment (disambiguation). United States of America This a …

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  • 14 First grade — (called Grade 1 in some regions) is a year of education in the United States and other nations. The first grade is the first school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 6 7 years old. It is a part of primary education. *In mathematics… …

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  • 15 principle — ► 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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  • 16 principle — late 14c., fundamental truth or proposition, from Anglo Fr. principle, O.Fr. principe, from L. principium (plural principia) a beginning, first part, from princeps (see PRINCE (Cf. prince)). Meaning origin, source is attested from early 15c.… …

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  • 17 FIRST FRUITS — FIRST FRUITS, that portion of the fruits of each year s harvest that following the biblical injunction was to be taken to the Temple in Jerusalem. In the Bible The Hebrew term bikkurim and related terms for the first fruits derive from the same… …

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  • 18 first-arriver principle — first arriver principle. См. принцип короля горы. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 19 First Lateran Council —     First Lateran Council (1123)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► First Lateran Council (1123)     The Council of 1123 is reckoned in the series of ecumenical councils. It had been convoked in December, 1122, immediately after the Concordat of Worms …

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  • 20 First Secretary of State — is an occasionally used title within the British government, principally regarded as purely honorific. The title, which implies seniority over all other Secretaries of State, has no specific powers or authority attached to it beyond that of any… …

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