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 Dictionary entry overview: What does basic principle mean? 

  The noun BASIC PRINCIPLE has 1 sense:

1. principles from which other truths can be derived

  Familiarity information: BASIC PRINCIPLE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1basic principle [BACK TO TOP]


Principles from which other truths can be derived

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


basic principle; fundamental principle; fundamentals; basics; bedrock

Context examples:

first you must learn the fundamentals / let's get down to basics

Hypernyms ("basic principle" is a kind of...):

principle (a basic truth or law or assumption)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "basic principle"):

ABC; ABC's; ABCs; alphabet; first principle; first rudiment; rudiment (the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural))

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