- 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.
Origin of theorem
Related Words for theoremaxiom, proposition, dictum, thesis, fundamental, doctrine, rule, deduction, belief, assumption, principle, statement, formula, postulate, law, theory, principium
Examples from the Web for theorem
Historical Examples of theorem
Plutarch mentions a doubt whether it was this problem or the theorem of Eucl.The Legacy of Greece
Why, Euclid would have theorem'd it out for you at a glance at the trio.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
The period passed like a moment, as theorem after theorem was disposed of.Peggy
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.Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III)
Walter Richard Cassels
- 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
Word Origin and History for theorem
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).
- 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.
- A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.