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principle

noun (BASIC IDEA)
基本思想
 
 
/ˈprɪnt.sɪ.pl̩/
[C] a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works
原理;原則
the principles of the criminal justice system
刑事審判制度的原則
The country is run on socialist principles.
這個國家推行社會主義制度。
The machine works according to the principle of electromagnetic conduction.
這台機器根據電磁傳導原理運行。
The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.
該組織運作的原則是所有的成員都享有同等的權利。
→  See also first principles Ideas, concepts and theories
in principle If you agree with or believe something in principle, you agree with the idea in general, although you might not support it in reality or in every situation
原則上,大體上,基本上
In principle I agree with the idea, but in practice it's not always possible.
我大致贊成這個想法,但實際上這並非總是可行。
They have approved the changes in principle.
他們基本上批准了這些變革。
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Translations of “principle”
in Korean 원칙…
in Arabic مَبْدَأ…
in French principe…
in Italian principio…
in Russian принцип, правило…
in Turkish ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar…
in Polish zasada, zasady…
in Spanish principio…
in Portuguese princípio…
in German das Gesetz, die Grundregel…
in Catalan principi…
in Japanese 道義, 主義, 信条…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本思想, 原理, 原则…
(Definition of principle noun (BASIC IDEA) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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