Definition of theorem
1 : a formula, proposition, or statement in mathematics or logic deduced or to be deduced from other formulas or propositions
3 : stencil
4 : a painting produced especially on velvet by the use of stencils for each color
theorematicplay \ˌthē-ə-rə-ˈma-tik, ˌthir-ə-\ adjective
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Or Kyrie Irving make shots that invalidate several geometric theorems?
The linebacker corps alone bends the mind like the Pythagorean theorem.
In the early 20th century, a young mathematician developed a theorem.
For the past four decades, scientists have tested the boundaries of Bell’s theorem.
About an hour later, Rodriguez was in the batter’s box trying to prove his theorem single-handedly.
Conclusive proof of what had been, until now, a highly plausible theorem recently arrived courtesy of the New York Times Syndicate’s marketing department.
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THEOREM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of theorem for English Language Learners
: a formula or statement that can be proved from other formulas or statements
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