theorem

noun the·o·rem \ ˈthē-ə-rəm , ˈthir-əm \

Definition of theorem

1 :a formula, proposition, or statement in mathematics or logic deduced or to be deduced from other formulas or propositions
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 :stencil
4 :a painting produced especially on velvet by the use of stencils for each color

theorematic

play \ˌthē-ə-rə-ˈma-tik, ˌthir-ə-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of theorem

Late Latin theorema, from Greek theōrēma, from theōrein to look at, from theōros spectator, from thea act of seeing — more at 1theater

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THEOREM Defined for English Language Learners

theorem

noun

Definition of theorem for English Language Learners

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



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