Theorem

Definition of Theorem

The´o`rem
n.1.That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule.
Not theories, but theorems ( ), the intelligible products of contemplation, intellectual objects in the mind, and of and for the mind exclusively.
- Coleridge.
By the theorems,
Which your polite and terser gallants practice,
I re-refine the court, and civilize
Their barbarous natures.
- Massinger.
2.(Math.) A statement of a principle to be demonstrated.
Binomial theorem
(Math.) See under Binomial.
Negative theorem
a theorem which expresses the impossibility of any assertion.
Particular theorem
(Math.) a theorem which extends only to a particular quantity.
Theorem of Pappus
(Math.) See Centrobaric method, under Centrobaric.
Universal theorem
(Math.) a theorem which extends to any quantity without restriction.
v. t.1.To formulate into a theorem.

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a priori principle, a priori truth, affirmation, apriorism, assertion, assumed position, assumption, axiom, basis, brocard, categorical proposition, conjecture, data, deduction, dictate, dictum, first principles, formula, foundation, fundamental, golden rule, ground, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, law, lemma, major premise, minor premise, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, premise, presupposition, principium, principle, proposition, propositional function, rule, self-evident truth, settled principle, statement, sumption, supposal, thesis, truism, truth, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, universal truth
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