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principle

US [ˈprɪnsəp(ə)l]
UK ['prɪnsəp(ə)l]
  • n.原理;原则;工作原理;法则
  • Web主义;信条;准则
Plural Form:principles  
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n.
1.
[c][usupl][u]
道德原则;行为准则;规范a moral rule or a strong belief that influences your actions
He has high moral principles.
他道德高尚。
I refuse to lie about it; it's against my principles .
我绝不为此事撒谎;那是违背我的原则的。
Stick to your principles and tell him you won't do it.
要恪守自己的原则,告诉他你绝不会干的。
She refuses to allow her family to help her as a matter of principle .
她不要家人帮忙,对她来说这是个原则问题。
He doesn't invest in the arms industry on principle .
他根据自己的信条,不投资军火工业。
2.
[c]
法则;原则;原理a law, a rule or a theory that sth is based on
the principles and practice of writing reports
报告写作的理论与实践
The principle behind it is very simple.
其中的原理十分简单。
There are three fundamental principles of teamwork.
团队合作有三个基本原则。
Discussing all these details will get us nowhere; we must get back to first principles(= the most basic rules) .
一直谈这些细节不会有结果的;我们必须回到根本原则上来。
3.
[c]
观念;(行动、思想的)理由,信条a belief that is accepted as a reason for acting or thinking in a particular way
the principle that free education should be available for all children
所有儿童都应该能享受免费教育的观念
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定律;工作原理a general or scientific law that explains how sth works or why sth happens
the principle that heat rises
热气上升的定律

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