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principle

noun
 
 
/ˈprɪnsəpl/
MORAL RULE [C, U] a rule or belief which influences your behaviour and which is based on what you think is right
принцип
He must be punished - it's a matter of principle.Morality and rules of behaviour
BASIC IDEA [C] B2 a basic idea or rule which explains how something happens or works
принцип, правило
The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.Rules and laws
in principle If you agree with something in principle, you agree with the idea or plan although you do not know the details or you do not know if it will be possible.
в принципе
They have approved the changes in principle.Ideas, concepts and theories
on principle If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong.
из принципа
She doesn't wear fur on principle.Morality and rules of behaviour
Translations of “principle”
in Arabic مَبْدَأ…
in Korean 원칙…
in Malaysian prinsip…
in French principe…
in Turkish ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar…
in Italian principio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本思想, 原理, 原則…
in Polish zasada, zasady…
in Vietnamese nguyên lý, nguyên tắc cấu tạo…
in Spanish principio…
in Portuguese princípio…
in Thai กฎ, ทฤษฎี…
in German das Gesetz, die Grundregel…
in Catalan principi…
in Japanese 道義, 主義, 信条…
in Indonesian prinsip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本思想, 原理, 原则…
(Definition of principle from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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