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aph·o·rism

 (ăf′ə-rĭz′əm)
n.
1. A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage. See Synonyms at saying.
2. A brief statement of a scientific principle.

[French aphorisme, from Old French, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos, from aphorizein, to delimit, define : apo-, apo- + horizein, to delimit, define; see horizon.]

aph′o·rist n.
aph′o·ris′tic (-rĭs′tĭk) adj.
aph′o·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.

aphorism

(ˈæfəˌrɪzəm)
n
a short pithy saying expressing a general truth; maxim
[C16: from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos definition, from aphorizein to define, set limits to, from horos boundary]
ˈaphorist n

aph•o•rism

(ˈæf əˌrɪz əm)

n.
a terse saying embodying a general truth or astute observation, as “Art is long, life is short.”
[1520–30; French aphorisme < Late Latin aphorismus < Greek aphorismós definition =aphor(ízein) to define + -ismos -ism]
aph′o•rist, n.

aphorism

a terse saying embodying a general truth, as “Time flies.” — aphorist, n. — aphorismic, aphorismical, aphoristic, adj.
See also: Proverbs

aphorism

A brief, witty statement of a general truth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphorism - a short pithy instructive saying
axiom, maxim - a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

aphorism

noun saying, maxim, gnome, adage, proverb, dictum, precept, axiom, apothegm, saw one of his favoured aphorisms

aphorism

noun
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true:
Translations
aforisme
aforismusaforizmus
aforisme
aforizam

aphorism

[ˈæfərɪzəm] Naforismo m

aphorism

[ˈæfərɪzəm] n (= witticism) → aphorisme m

aphorism

nAphorismus m

aphorism

[ˈæfərɪzm] naforisma m
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45) The court wholeheartedly endorsed a full curriculum, aphorizing "[r]eading makes a full man, writing a correct man, and speaking a ready man.