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principle, rationale
n. (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"
principle
n. a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
rule, principle
n. 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"
rule, principle
n. 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"
principle
n. a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
precept, principle
n. rule of personal conduct
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point
n. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
use
n. a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
groundwork
n. preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"
factor
n. an independent variable in statistics
rule, principle
n. 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"
rule, principle
n. 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"
opinion, notion, belief, feeling, impression
n. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
nitty-gritty, heart and soul, sum, pith, nub, meat, marrow, inwardness, heart, gist, essence, centre, center, core, substance, kernel
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
nitty-gritty, heart and soul, sum, pith, nub, meat, marrow, inwardness, heart, gist, essence, centre, center, core, substance, kernel
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
theory
n. a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
theory
n. a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
theory
n. a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
political theory, political orientation, ideology
n. an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
political theory, political orientation, ideology
n. an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
edict
n. a formal or authoritative proclamation
lesson, moral
n. the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
posit, postulate
n. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
axiom
n. (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident
instruction, direction
n. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
rule
n. directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"
gospel
n. a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
tenet, dogma, belief
n. a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, Maxim
n. English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
directive
n. a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
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