Meaning of “aphorism” in the English Dictionary

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"aphorism" in British English

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aphorismnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæf.ə.rɪ.zəm/ us /ˈæf.ɚ.ɪ.zəm/

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".

(Definition of “aphorism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aphorism" in American English

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aphorismnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæf·əˌrɪz·əm/

a short saying that is intended to express a general truth

(Definition of “aphorism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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