- any axiom, law, or abstraction assumed and regarded as representing the highest possible degree of generalization.
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Related Words for first principlefoundation, basics, heart, nitty-gritty, guts, principles, elements
- one of the fundamental assumptions on which a particular theory or procedure is thought to be based
- an axiom of a mathematical or scientific theory