principium

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noun prin·cip·i·um \prin-ˈsi-pē-əm, prin-ˈki-\

Definition of principium

plural

-ia

\-pē-ə\
  1. :  a fundamental principle

Origin and Etymology of principium

Latin, beginning, basis


First Known Use: 1550


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