principle

The Correct spelling is: principle

Common misspellings of the word principle are:

How do you spell principle?. It is not priciple

  • n.
    1. A basic truth, law, or assumption: the principles of democracy.
      1. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior: a man of principle.
      2. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments: a decision based on principle rather than expediency.
    2. A fixed or predetermined policy or mode of action.
    3. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior: the principle of self-preservation.
    4. A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes: the principle of jet propulsion.
    5. Chemistry. One of the elements that compose a substance, especially one that gives some special quality or effect.
    6. A basic source. See Usage Note at principal.
    idioms:

    in principle

    1. With regard to the basics: an idea that is acceptable in principle.
    on principle
    1. According to or because of principle.

    [Middle English, alteration of Old French principe, from Latin prīncipium, from prīnceps, prīncip-, leader, emperor.]


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