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Spanish translation of “principle”

principle

noun /ˈprinsəpəl/
a general truth, rule or law
principio
the principle of gravity.
the theory by which a machine etc works
principio
the principle of the jet engine.
principles noun plural one’s own personal rules or standards of behaviour/behavior
principios
It is against my principles to borrow money.
in principle in general, as opposed to in detail
en principio
In principle, we shoudl be able to complete the work by the beginning of July.
on principle because of one’s principles
por principio
I never borrow money, on principle.
high moral principles (not principals).
(Definition of principle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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