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noun [C] uk   /ˈæf.ə.rɪ.zəm/ us    /-ɚ.ɪ-/
a short clever saying that is intended to express a general truth: Oscar Wilde was famous for such aphorisms as "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes".Sentences and expressions
(Definition of aphorism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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