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# theorem

[thee-er-uh m, theer-uh m] /ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əm/
noun
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
1545-1555
1545-55; < Late Latin theōrēma < Greek theṓrēma spectacle, hence, subject for contemplation, thesis (to be proved), equivalent to theōrē-, variant stem of theōreîn to view + -ma noun suffix
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theorematic
[thee-er-uh-mat-ik, theer-uh-] /ˌθi ər əˈmæt ɪk, ˌθɪər ə-/ (Show IPA),
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## 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
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek: something to be viewed, from theōrein to view
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Word Origin and History for theorematically

## 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).

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theorematically in Medicine

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

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

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

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theorematically in Science
 theorem   (thē'ər-əm, thîr'əm)    A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
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theorematically in Culture
theorem [(thee-uh-ruhm, theer-uhm)]

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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