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theorem

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noun the·o·rem \ˈthē-ə-rəm, ˈthir-əm\

Simple Definition of theorem

  • : a formula or statement that can be proved from other formulas or statements

Full Definition of theorem

  1. 1 :  a formula, proposition, or statement in mathematics or logic deduced or to be deduced from other formulas or propositions

  2. 2 :  an idea accepted or proposed as a demonstrable truth often as a part of a general theory :  proposition <the theorem that the best defense is offense>

  3. 3 :  stencil

  4. 4 :  a painting produced especially on velvet by the use of stencils for each color

the·o·rem·at·ic play \ˌthē-ə-rə-ˈma-tik, ˌthir-ə-\ adjective

Origin of theorem

Late Latin theorema, from Greek theōrēma, from theōrein to look at, from theōros spectator, from thea act of seeing — more at theater


First Known Use: 1551

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