Meaning of THEOREM in English


n. esp. Math. 1 a general proposition not self-evident but proved by a chain of reasoning; a truth established by means of accepted truths (cf. PROBLEM). 2 a rule in algebra etc., esp. one expressed by symbols or formulae (binomial theorem). theorematic adj.

[ F théorème or LL theorema f. Gk theorema speculation, proposition f. theoreo look at ]

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