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principle
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Definition
a basic rule or belief
The exact meaning of principle can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "our guiding principles" — basic moral beliefs that guide decisions and behavior
  • "electromagnetic principles" — rules describing how the world works
  • "She lacks principles." — lacks moral guidelines
  • "We agree in principle." — about important basic beliefs
  • A highly successful CEO like Jack Welch may entitle his memoir Jack: Straight from the Gut, but he then makes it clear that what set him apart wasn't just his gut but carefully worked-out theories of management, systems, and principles as well.
    Two — The Locked Door (16% in)
  • Goldman wasn't much interested in physics, but it struck him that some of the same mathematical principles the group was using might be helpful in deciding whether someone was suffering a heart attack.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (73% in)
  • Morris would go on to become a key advisor to Clinton when Clinton became President, and many people came to view his obsession with polling as deeply problematic—as a corruption of the obligation of elected officials to provide leadership and act upon principle.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (17% in)
  • It was that the entire principle of a blind taste test was ridiculous.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (45% in)
  • Their thinking was that music lovers can thin-slice a new song in a matter of seconds, and there is nothing wrong with that idea in principle.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (47% in)
  • John Gottman, whose research on marriage I wrote about in chapter 1, has collaborated with Ekman for years and uses the principles of FACS in analyzing the emotional states of couples.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (28% in)

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