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1. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.

Synonyms

  • generalisation
  • yang
  • yin
  • generality
  • pillar
  • rule
  • feng shui

Antonyms

  • yin
  • black
  • light
  • white

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Basic Principle

  • subprincipal
  • principal

Sentences with basic-principle


1. Noun Phrase
There are many other forms of resonance too, and all of them work on the same basic principle.

2. Noun Phrase
The same basic principle for calculating an expression in a query is true for forms and reports as well.

3. Noun Phrase
The basic principle is similar in most of them however.

4. Noun Phrase
A basic principle of electricity is that electrons flow through a circuit.

2. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or standard especially of good behavior.

Synonyms

  • accounting principle
  • chivalry
  • moral principle
  • value orientation
  • value
  • legal principle
  • judicial principle
  • scruple
  • judicial doctrine
  • value-system
  • Hellenism
  • ethic
  • accounting standard

Antonyms

  • dark
  • underestimate
  • undervalue
  • overestimate

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

3. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic truth or law or assumption.

Synonyms

  • basics
  • pleasure-unpleasure principle
  • bedrock
  • insurrectionism
  • dictate
  • fundamental principle
  • basic principle
  • Tao
  • fundamentals
  • conservation
  • natural law
  • pleasure principle
  • pleasure-pain principle
  • law
  • reality principle

Antonyms

  • reality principle
  • importance
  • unimportance
  • worthlessness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

4. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system.

Synonyms

  • Gresham's Law
  • Le Chatelier's law
  • law of parsimony
  • superposition principle
  • localization
  • law of nature
  • Le Chatelier's principle
  • Le Chatelier principle
  • principle of superposition
  • Occam's Razor
  • principle of liquid displacement
  • superposition
  • mass-action principle
  • localisation of function
  • law
  • Gestalt principle of organization
  • Gestalt law of organization
  • Naegele's rule
  • Ockham's Razor
  • principle of parsimony
  • localization principle
  • mass action
  • localization of function
  • Le Chatelier-Braun principle
  • principle of equivalence
  • localisation principle
  • localisation
  • mass-energy equivalence
  • rule

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • look down on
  • lightness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

5. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature).

Synonyms

  • rationale
  • explanation

Antonyms

  • civil law
  • international law
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

6. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] rule of personal conduct.

Synonyms

  • caveat emptor
  • higher law
  • ethic
  • moral principle
  • ethical code
  • precept
  • prescript
  • rule

Antonyms

  • particularity
  • specific
  • individuality
  • nonspecific

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

7. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] pertaining to or constituting a base or basis.

Synonyms

  • fundamental
  • elementary
  • underlying
  • rudimentary
  • primary
  • grassroots
  • radical
  • basal
  • elemental

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • right
  • superior
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality.

Synonyms

  • canonical
  • standard

Antonyms

  • insignificant
  • difficult
  • explicit

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base.

Synonyms

  • alkaline

Antonyms

  • amphoteric
  • outfield

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] serving as a base or starting point.

Synonyms

  • first

Antonyms

  • noble
  • genuine

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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