principle (plural principles)

  1. A fundamental assumption.
    We need some sort of principles to reason from.
  2. A rule used to choose among solutions to a problem.
    The principle of least privilege holds that a process should only receive the permissions it needs.
    The Pauli Exclusion Principle prevents two fermions from occupying the same state.
  3. (generally plural) Moral rule or aspect.
    I don"t doubt your principles; you are clearly a person of principle.
    It"s the principle of the thing; I won"t do business with someone I can"t trust.
  4. (somewhat dated) A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a given quality.
    Many believe that life is the result of some vital principle.
    Cathartine is the bitter, purgative principle of senna. — Gregory.
  5. (obsolete) A beginning.
    Doubting sad end of principle unsound. — Spenser.

9 letters in word "principle": C E I I L N P P R.

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