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Meaning of THEOREM

Pronunciation:  'theeurum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth
  2. [n]  a proposition deducible from basic postulates

THEOREM is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: binomial theorem, idea, proposition, thought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \The"o*rem\, n. [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight,
    speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a
    spectator: cf. F. th['e]or[`e]me. See {Theory}.]
    1. That which is considered and established as a principle;
       hence, sometimes, a rule.
             Not theories, but theorems (?), the intelligible
             products of contemplation, intellectual objects in
             the mind, and of and for the mind exclusively.
             By the theorems, Which your polite and terser
             gallants practice, I re-refine the court, and
             civilize Their barbarous natures.     --Massinger.
    2. (Math.) A statement of a principle to be demonstrated.
    Note: A theorem is something to be proved, and is thus
          distinguished from a problem, which is something to be
          solved. In analysis, the term is sometimes applied to a
          rule, especially a rule or statement of relations
          expressed in a formula or by symbols; as, the binomial
          theorem; Taylor's theorem. See the Note under
          {Proposition}, n., 5.
    {Binomial theorem}. (Math.) See under {Binomial}.
    {Negative theorem}, a theorem which expresses the
       impossibility of any assertion.
    {Particular theorem} (Math.), a theorem which extends only to
       a particular quantity.
    {Theorem of Pappus}. (Math.) See {Centrobaric method}, under
    {Universal theorem} (Math.), a theorem which extends to any
       quantity without restriction.
  2. \The"o*rem\, v. t.
    To formulate into a theorem.