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principle
'prɪnsəpəl
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. An explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature).
  2. A basic truth or law or assumption.
  3. A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system.
  4. A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
  5. A rule or standard especially of good behavior.
  6. Rule of personal conduct.
Hyphenationprin•ci•ple
Part of Speech(名) noun
Matching Results
原理yuánlǐprinciple; theory
原则yuánzéprinciple; doctrine
道义dàoyìmorality; righteousness and justice
德行déxíng, déxìng (Tw)morality and conduct
德行déxingvariant of 德性
理则lǐzéprinciple; logic
gāng(ancient form of ) the large rope of a net, main points; outline; principle
(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but; then; standard; norm; principle; to imitate; to follow; measure word for written items
dàodirection; way; road; path; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; measure word for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; province (of Korea or Japan)
道理dàolireason; argument; sense; principle; basis; justification
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