first principle

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Related Words for first principle

foundation, basics, heart, nitty-gritty, guts, principles, elements

British Dictionary definitions for first principle

first principle

noun (usually plural)
  1. one of the fundamental assumptions on which a particular theory or procedure is thought to be based
  2. an axiom of a mathematical or scientific theory
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