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noun 
  1. A fundamental assumption.
We need some sort of principles to reason from.
  1. A rule used to choose among solutions to a problem.
The of least privilege holds that a process should only receive the permissions it needs.
  1. (generally plural) Moral rule or aspect.
I don't doubt your principles; you are clearly a person of .
It's the of the thing; I won't do business with someone I can't trust.
  1. A rule or law of nature, or the basic idea on how the laws of nature are applied.
Bernoulli's principle
The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_exclusion_principle Pauli Exclusion Principle prevents two fermions from occupying the same state.
The of the internal combustion engine
  1. (somewhat dated) A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a given quality.
Many believe that life is the result of some vital .
Cathartine is the bitter, purgative of senna. — Gregory.
  1. (obsolete) A beginning.
Doubting sad end of unsound. — Spenser.
Etymology: From Latin principium, beginning, foundation


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