[ prin-sip-ee-uhm ]
/ prɪnˈsɪp i əm /
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noun, plural prin·cip·i·a [prin-sip-ee-uh]. /prɪnˈsɪp i ə/.
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How to use principium in a sentence
It was Bentley, too, who arranged for the publication of a second edition of Newton's Principia in 1713.A History of the Cambridge University Press|S. C. Roberts
Principia or, as it is often (though perhaps less correctly) styled by moderns, Praetorium.
Aiunt hretici temporis nostri quod duo sunt principia rerum, principium lucis et principium tenebrarum, &c.
Sed credi potest, gloriosos eorum processus extitisse, quorum tam plena laudis principia fuerint.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
When Newton wrote the Principia he quite regarded this truth as experimentally acquired and demonstrated.
British Dictionary definitions for principium
/ (prɪnˈsɪpɪəm) /
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
(usually plural) a principle, esp a fundamental one
Word Origin for principium
C17: Latin: an origin, beginning
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