noun the·o·rem \ˈthē-ə-rəm, ˈthir-əm\

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

Full Definition of THEOREM

:  a formula, proposition, or statement in mathematics or logic deduced or to be deduced from other formulas or propositions
:  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>
:  stencil
:  a painting produced especially on velvet by the use of stencils for each color
the·o·rem·at·ic \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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Rhymes with THEOREM


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