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# theorem

[ thee-er-uhm, theer-uhm ]

## noun

1. Mathematics. a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.
2. a rule or law, especially one expressed by an equation or formula.
3. Logic. a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.
4. an idea, belief, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.

theorem

/ ˈθɪərəm; ˌθɪərəˈmætɪk; ˌθɪəˈrɛmɪk /

## noun

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

theorem

/ thēər-əm,thîrəm /

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

theorem

1. A statement in mathematics that is not a basic assumption, such as an axiom , but is deduced ( see deduction ) from basic assumptions.

## Other Words From

• the·o·re·mat·ic [thee-er-, uh, -, mat, -ik, theer-, uh, -], adjective

## Word History and Origins

Origin of theorem1

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

## Word History and Origins

Origin of theorem1

C16: from Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek: something to be viewed, from theōrein to view

## Example Sentences

Thanks to Noether’s observation, mathematicians can now harness the power, structure and theorems of algebra to understand topology.

McKenzie and geophysicist Robert Parker used this theorem to calculate the dance of the lithospheric blocks — the plates.

Mathematics searches for new theorems to build upon the old.

The new local friendliness theorem requires duplicating the Wigner’s-friend setup.

Infinite Monkey Theorem has also landed praise in national publications including  Wine Spectator as recently as last year.

A few years ago, I attended a party hosted by The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

This, however, is not a question of the method of the social science, but a theorem of the science itself.

This was M. Comte's opinion; but it is by no means implied in his fundamental theorem.

A modern historian aptly remarks that the medicine of the present "embraces nothing but a theorem of investigation by the senses."

But as it seems not yet to have been stated clearly enough, I will here try to put my entire theorem into an unmistakable form.

But in the proof of this great theorem two influences were neglected, either of which is fatal to its validity.