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  • (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
  • rule of personal conduct
  • 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
  • a basic truth or law or assumption
    • the principles of democracy
  • a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles
  • 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
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