Definition of Principle:

  1. A general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across a wide field.

  2. A fundamental source or basis of something.

  3. A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.

  4. Elementary assumption, concept, doctrine, maxim, or proposition generally held to be fundamental or true for a body of knowledge, conduct, procedure, or system of reasoning, and used as a basis for prediction and action. See also principles.

Synonyms of Principle

Truth, Proposition, Concept, Idea, Theory, Postulate, Procrustean law, A belief, A priori truth, Activity, Ambition, Antecedents, Article of faith, Aspiration, At bottom, Attitude, Axiom, Base, Basement, Basically, Basis, Bearing wall, Bed, Bedding, Bedrock, Belief, Brocard, Call, Calling, Campaign, Canon, Causation, Cause, Cause and effect, Center, Code, Commandment, Commitment, Conscience, Consideration, Convention, Core, Credo, Creed, Criterion, Crusade, Determinant, Determinative, Dictate, Dictum, Doctrine, Dogma, Drive, Element, Elements, Elixir, Essence, Essential, Essentially, Ethic, Etiology, Factor, Faith, Floor, Flooring, Flower, Focus, Fond, Footing, Form, Formality, Formula, Formulary, Foundation, Fundament, Fundamental, Fundamentally, Fundamentals, General principle, Gist, Given, Goal, Golden rule, Grammar, Gravamen, Great cause, Ground, Grounds, Groundwork, Guide, Guideline, Guiding light, Guiding principle, Guiding star, Hardpan, Heart, Honesty, Hypostasis, Idea, Ideal, Ideally, Imperative, In essence, In theory, Inner essence, Inspiration, Integrity, Intention, Interest, Issue, Kernel, Law, Law of nature, Lifework, Lodestar, Mainspring, Marrow, Mass movement, Matter, Maxim, Meat, Mitzvah, Model, Moral, Morality, Morals, Motive, Movement, Norm, Norma, Notion, Nub, Nucleus, Nuts and bolts, Occasion, Order of nature, Ordinance, Pavement, Philosophy, Pith, Point of view, Postulate, Precept, Prescribed form, Prescription, Principium, Principles, Probity, Proposition, Quid, Quiddity, Quintessence, Radical, Reason, Reason for being, Regulation, Riprap, Rock bottom, Rubric, Rudiment, Rudiments, Rule, Sake, Sap, Score, Seat, Self-evident truth, Sentiment, Set form, Settled principle, Sill, Solid ground, Solid rock, Soul, Source, Spirit, Spring, Standard, Standing order, Stereobate, Stimulus, Stuff, Stylobate, Substance, Substratum, Substruction, Substructure, Teaching, Tenet, Terra firma, The nitty-gritty, Theorem, Theoretically, Truism, Truth, Ulterior motive, Underbuilding, Undercarriage, Undergirding, Underpinning, Understruction, Understructure, Universal law, Universal truth, Uprightness, Usage, Viewpoint, Vocation, Working principle, Working rule

How to use Principle in a sentence?

  1. The basic principles of Christianity.
  2. The store I usually shop at cheated me out of 25 cents, and although thats not a lot of money, I must have it corrected over principle alone.
  3. Many philosophers have created imaginary, hypothetical societies based on what those philosophers consider to be the ideal principle s necessary for a good society.
  4. Physics has a big advantage here, since the ability to derive interesting conclusions from general principles comes earlier in physics than in other sciences.
  5. The unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness enshrined in the Declaration of Independence rest on the important principle that all people are created equal.

Meaning of Principle & Principle Definition