English → English - principle

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n. doctrine, tenet, precept; fundamental law, primary law on which other laws are based

English → Spanish - principle

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s. principio, ley, ley fundamental; motivo

English → French - principle

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n. principe; loi

English → German - principle

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n. Prinzip; Grundsatz

English → Indonesian - principle

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n. rukun, asas, dasar, basis, sendi, kaidah, pendirian, prinsip

English → Italian - principle

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s. principio, legge; regola di vita; rettitudine, integrità morale, probità; dottrina, teoria

English → Polish - principle

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n. podstawa, zasada, prawo, reguła, składnik {chem.}

English → Portuguese - principle

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s. princípio; lei

English → Romanian - principle

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n. principiu, lege, regulă, concepţie, cauză primară

English → Russian - principle

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с. принцип, правило, закон, принцип устройства, источник, первопричина, причина, составная часть, элемент

English → Turkish - principle

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i. ana, esas, prensip, ilke, kaynak, köken, kaide, tamamlayıcı unsur

English → Ukrainian - principle

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n. принцип, основа, норма, джерело, першопричина, елемент, догма, положення, правило

English → Dutch - principle

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zn. beginsel, grondbeginsel, bron, principe, stelregel, element, bestanddeel

English → Greek - principle

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ουσ. αρχή, αξίωμα, στοιχείο

English → Arabic - principle

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‏قاعدة، مبدأ، قاعدة مبدأ، معتقد رئيسي، قاعدة عمل أو سلوك، أصل، مصدر، جوهر‏

English → Chinese - principle

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(名) 原则; 主义; 原理; 信条

English → Chinese - principle

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(名) 原則; 主義; 原理; 信條

English → Hindi - principle

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n. सिद्धांत, ईमानदारी, विशिष्ट तत्त्व, आचार, नियम

English → Japanese - principle

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(名) 原理; 主義; 基本方針; 規範; 原則

English → Korean - principle

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명. 원리, 원칙, 주의; 기본법

English → Vietnamese - principle

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n. mối khởi đầu, nguồn gốc căn bản, nguyên tắc, nguyên chất

Definition of principle

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Noun
1. A fundamental assumption or guiding belief.
We need some sort of principles to reason from.
2. A rule used to choose among solutions to a problem.
The principle of least privilege holds that a process should only receive the permissions it needs.
3. Moral rule or aspect.
I don't doubt your principles.
You are clearly a person of principle.
It's the principle of the thing; I won't do business with someone I can't trust.
4. A rule or law of nature, or the basic idea on how the laws of nature are applied.
Bernoulli's Principle
The Pauli Exclusion Principle prevents two fermions from occupying the same state.
The principle of the internal combustion engine
5. A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a given quality.
Many believe that life is the result of some vital principle.
6. A beginning.
7. A source, or origin; that from which anything proceeds; fundamental substance or energy; primordial substance; ultimate element, or cause.
8. An original faculty or endowment.
Verb
9. To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet or rule of conduct.
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