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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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