Übersetzung von “principle” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


nounprinciple /ˈprɪnsəpəl/
countable-uncountable a belief that sb thinks is important and right
principe masculine

He has very strict principles.
Il a des principes très stricts.

It's a matter of principle.
C'est une question de principe.

Eating meat is against her principles.
Manger de la viande est contraire à ses principes.
on principle
because of what you believe to be right
par principe

He refused to go to the meeting on principle.
Il a refusé, par principe, d'aller à la réunion.
countable a theory or rule about how sth happens or works
principe masculine

It works on the principle that the gas used is lighter than air.
Ça fonctionne selon le principe que le gaz est plus léger que l'air.
in principle
considering sth on the most basic level
en principe

In principle the plan seems like a reasonable option.
En principe, ce plan paraît être une option raisonnable.

(Übersetzung von “principle” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈprinsəpəl/

a general truth, rule or law

the principle of gravity.

the theory by which a machine etc works

the principle of the jet engine.
principles noun plural

one’s own personal rules or standards of behaviour

It is against my principles to borrow money.
in principle

in general, as opposed to in detail

en principe
In principle, we shoudl be able to complete the work by the beginning of July.
on principle

because of one’s principles

par principe
I never borrow money, on principle.
high moral principles (not principals).

(Übersetzung von “principle” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)