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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
  • The tank worked on the same principle as a sliding cash drawer in a teller's window.
    p. 220.3
  • Nancy herself had never worn a Racal field suit, but the principles are the same as with a heavy-duty Chemturion.
    p. 293.9
  • The main principle is that the interior of the space suit is a cocoon housing the normal world, which you bring with you into the hot area.
    p. 294.0

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