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[thee-er-uh m, theer-uh m]
/ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əm/

1.

Mathematics. a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.

2.

a rule or law, especially one expressed by an equation or formula.

3.

Logic. a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.

4.

an idea, belief, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.

Origin of theorem

1545-1555

British Dictionary definitions for theorem

/ˈθɪərəm/

noun

1.

(maths, logic) a statement or formula that can be deduced from the axioms of a formal system by means of its rules of inference

Derived Forms

theorematic (ˌθɪərəˈmætɪk), theoremic (ˌθɪəˈrɛmɪk) adjective

theorematically, adverb

theorematically, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek: something to be viewed, from theōrein to view

Word Origin and History for theorem

n.

1550s, from Middle French théorème, from Late Latin theorema, from Greek theorema "spectacle, speculation," in Euclid "proposition to be proved," from theorein "to consider" (see theory).

theorem in Medicine

**theorem** the·o·rem (thē'ər-əm, thēr'əm)*n.*

An idea that is demonstrably true or is assumed to be so.

A mathematical proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.

theorem in Science

theorem in Culture

A statement in mathematics that is not a basic assumption, such as an axiom, but is deduced (*see* deduction) from basic assumptions.

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