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Synonym of Principle

Principle Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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principle
Synonyms and related words:
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
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
principle

Noun
1. a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
(synonym) rule
(hypernym) generalization, generalisation, generality
(hyponym) pillar
2. a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
(hypernym) value
(hyponym) accounting principle, accounting standard
3. a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
(hypernym) law, natural law
(hyponym) dictate
4. a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
(synonym) rule
(hypernym) law, law of nature
(hyponym) Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization
5. rule of personal conduct
(synonym) precept
(hypernym) rule, prescript
(hyponym) higher law
(part-holonym) ethic, ethical code
6. (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
(synonym) rationale
(hypernym) explanation
(hyponym) dialectics
(classification) law, jurisprudence

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