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first principlesnoun [plural]

uk   us   UK
the ​basic and most ​importantreasons for doing or ​believing something: We ​seem to have ​forgotten why we're ​fighting this ​campaign - we really need to ​return to first ​principles.
(Definition of first principles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 根本原则,首要原则…
in Chinese (Traditional) 根本原則,首要原則…
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