Complete Definition of "theorem"

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Etymology
Greek θεÏÏημα, "speculation", "proposition to be proved" (Euclid), from θεÏÏειν, from θεÏÏÏÏ, "spectator". From vulgar Latin theÅrÄma. Confer theory, and theater.

Noun
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  1. mathematics A mathematical statement of some importance that has been proven to be true. Minor theorems are often called propositions. Theorems which are not very interesting in themselves but are an essential part of a bigger theorem's proof are called lemmas
  2. mathematics|colloquially|incorrectly A mathematical statement that is expected to be true; as, w:Fermat's Last Theorem|Fermat's Last Theorem (as which it was known long before it was proved in the 1990s.)

Synonyms
math: lemma, proposition, statement
incorrectly: conjecture

Translations
trans-top|proved mathematical statement
Czech: vÄta f
Finnish: lause, teoreema
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Italian: teorema m
Japanese: Jpan|å®ç (Jpan|ã¦ãã, teiri)
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trans-top| mathematical statement that is expected to be true
Finnish: olettamus
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ttbc|Dutch: theorema m, stelling f
ttbc|French: théorème m
ttbc|German: Satz m (1,2), Theorem n (1)
ttbc|Icelandic: kennisetning f
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ttbc|Korean: ì ë¦¬ (1,2)
ttbc|Norwegian: teorem m (1,2)
ttbc|Spanish: teorema m
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Related terms
theoretical
theory

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