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
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 theater
First Known Use: 1551
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: a formula or statement that can be proved from other formulas or statements
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