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# theorem

[thee-er-uh m, theer-uh m] /ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əm/
noun
1.
Mathematics. a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.
2.
a rule or law, especially one expressed by an equation or formula.
3.
Logic. a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.
4.
an idea, belief, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.
Origin of theorem
1545-1555
1545-55; < Late Latin theōrēma < Greek theṓrēma spectacle, hence, subject for contemplation, thesis (to be proved), equivalent to theōrē-, variant stem of theōreîn to view + -ma noun suffix
Related forms
theorematic
[thee-er-uh-mat-ik, theer-uh-] /ˌθi ər əˈmæt ɪk, ˌθɪər ə-/ (Show IPA),
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Examples from the Web for theorem
Historical Examples
• Plutarch mentions a doubt whether it was this problem or the theorem of Eucl.

Various
• Why, Euclid would have theorem'd it out for you at a glance at the trio.

George Meredith
• The period passed like a moment, as theorem after theorem was disposed of.

Laura E. Richards
• This theorem is called generally the principle of Archimedes.

• Now, to proceed in this way with what may be called Mr. Hume's theorem.

Walter Richard Cassels
• A man's life as it flows is not a theorem to which there is any one rigid solution.

George Santayana
• Another part of the statement of the theorem may now be formulated.

Andrew Gray
• In the second edition of the Natural Philosophy the theorem is attributed to Stokes.

Andrew Gray
• It is not a single hypothesis or theorem, and it dwells on no new facts.

William James
• The theorem of Pascal remains still the theorem of Pascal, and will always remain so.

Karl Rosenkranz
British Dictionary definitions for theorem

## theorem

/ˈθɪərəm/
noun
1.
(maths, logic) a statement or formula that can be deduced from the axioms of a formal system by means of its rules of inference
Derived Forms
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek: something to be viewed, from theōrein to view
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Word Origin and History for theorem
n.

1550s, from Middle French théorème, from Late Latin theorema, from Greek theorema "spectacle, speculation," in Euclid "proposition to be proved," from theorein "to consider" (see theory).

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theorem in Medicine

theorem the·o·rem (thē'ər-əm, thēr'əm)
n.

1. An idea that is demonstrably true or is assumed to be so.

2. A mathematical proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.

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theorem in Science
 theorem   (thē'ər-əm, thîr'əm)    A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
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theorem in Culture
theorem [(thee-uh-ruhm, theer-uhm)]

A statement in mathematics that is not a basic assumption, such as an axiom, but is deduced (see deduction) from basic assumptions.

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