theorem

[ thee-er-uhm, theer-uhm ]
/ ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əm /
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noun
Mathematics. a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.
a rule or law, especially one expressed by an equation or formula.
Logic. a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.
an idea, belief, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.
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Origin oftheorem

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

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British Dictionary definitions for theorem

theorem
/ (ˈθɪərəm) /

noun
maths logic a statement or formula that can be deduced from the axioms of a formal system by means of its rules of inference

Word Origin for theorem

C16: from Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek: something to be viewed, from theōrein to view
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Medical definitions for theorem

theorem
[ thēər-əm, thîrəm ]

n.
An idea that is demonstrably true or is assumed to be so.
A mathematical proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.

Scientific definitions for theorem

theorem
[ thēər-əm, thîrəm ]

A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.