# theorem

## noun

the·o·rem
ˈthē-ə-rəm

ˈthir-əm

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

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