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in principle

Definition of in principle

  1. 1 —used to say that something which has not yet happened or been done should be possible according to what is known <In principle, making the changes should be a simple matter, but there may be problems we haven't thought of.>

  2. 2 :  in a general way and without giving attention to details <They accepted the offer in principle.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption

    :  a rule or code of conduct

    :  habitual devotion to right principles

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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