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 (thē'ər-əm, thîr'əm) Pronunciation Key
A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions. |
A statement in mathematics that is not a basic assumption, such as an axiom, but is deduced (see deduction) from basic assumptions.