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## the·o·rem

(thē′ər-əm, thîr′əm)*n.*

**1.**An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.

**2.**

*Mathematics*A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.

[Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek, from theōrein,

*to look at*, from theōros,*spectator*; see**theory**.]American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

## theorem

(ˈθɪərəm)*n*

(Logic)

*maths**logic*a statement or formula that can be deduced from the axioms of a formal system by means of its rules of inference[C16: from Late Latin

*theōrēma,*from Greek: something to be viewed, from*theōrein*to view]**theorematic**,

**theoremic**,

**theorematical**

*adj*

**ˌtheoreˈmatically**

*adv*

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## the•o•rem

(ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əm)*n.*

**1.**

*Math.*a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.

**2.**a rule or law, esp. one expressed by an equation or formula.

**3.**

*Logic.*a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.

**4.**an idea, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.

[1545–55; < Late Latin

*theōrēma*< Greek*theṓrēma*spectacle, object of contemplation, theorem =*theōrē-,*variant s. of*theōreîn*to observe, derivative of theōrós person sent to consult an oracle, spectator +*-ma*resultative n. suffix]**the`o•re•mat′ic**(-əˈmæt ɪk)

*adj.*

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## the·o·rem

(thē′ər-əm, thîr′əm) A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.

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Noun | 1. | theorem - a proposition deducible from basic postulatesbinomial theorem - a theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to a given power proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false |

2. | theorem - an idea accepted as a demonstrable truthidea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind" Bayes' theorem - (statistics) a theorem describing how the conditional probability of a set of possible causes for a given observed event can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and the conditional probability of the outcome of each cause |

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## theorem

*noun*proposition, statement, formula, rule, principle, thesis, hypothesis, deduction, dictum He postulated a theorem and proved it.

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## theorem

*noun*

A broad and basic rule or truth:

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Translations

**نَظَرِيَّه**

**teorém**

**læresætning**

**elméleti tétel**

**setning**

**teorema**

**teorēma**

**teoréma**

dava

**teorem**Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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## theorem

(ˈθiərəm)*noun*

*especially*in mathematics, something that has been or must be proved to be true by careful reasoning. a geometrical theorem.

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