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  • 1 First principle — First Principles is also the title of a work by Herbert Spencer. In philosophy, a first principle is a basic, foundational proposition or assumption that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption. In mathematics, first principles …

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  • 2 first principle — any axiom, law, or abstraction assumed and regarded as representing the highest possible degree of generalization. * * * …

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  • 3 first principle — noun A basic, foundational proposition or assumption that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption …

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  • 4 Principle of contradiction — In logic, the Principle of contradiction ( principium contradictionis in Latin) is the second of the so called three classic laws of thought. The oldest statement of the law is that contradictory statements cannot both at the same time be true, e …

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  • 5 Principle of Orthogonal Design — The Principle of Orthogonal Design (abbreviated POOD) was developed by database researchers David McGoveran and Christopher J. Date in the early 1990s, and first published A New Database Design Principle in the July 1994 issue of Database… …

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  • 6 first floor — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …

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  • 7 First-order logic — is a formal logical system used in mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. It goes by many names, including: first order predicate calculus, the lower predicate calculus, quantification theory, and predicate logic (a less… …

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  • 8 First Amendment to the United States Constitution — First Amendment redirects here. For other uses, see First Amendment (disambiguation). United States of America This a …

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  • 9 First grade — (called Grade 1 in some regions) is a year of education in the United States and other nations. The first grade is the first school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 6 7 years old. It is a part of primary education. *In mathematics… …

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  • 10 first-arriver principle — first arriver principle. См. принцип короля горы. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 11 First Lateran Council —     First Lateran Council (1123)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► First Lateran Council (1123)     The Council of 1123 is reckoned in the series of ecumenical councils. It had been convoked in December, 1122, immediately after the Concordat of Worms …

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  • 12 First Secretary of State — is an occasionally used title within the British government, principally regarded as purely honorific. The title, which implies seniority over all other Secretaries of State, has no specific powers or authority attached to it beyond that of any… …

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  • 13 Principle of least action — This article discusses the history of the principle of least action. For the application, please refer to action (physics). In physics, the principle of least action or more accurately principle of stationary action is a variational principle… …

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  • 14 First Stadtholderless Period — The First Stadtholderless Period or Era (1650 1672) (Dutch Eerste Stadhouderloze Tijdperk ) is the period in the history of the Dutch Republic in which it reached the zenith of its economic, military and political Golden Age. The term has… …

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  • 15 Principle of relativity — In physics, the principle of relativity is the requirement that the equations describing the laws of physics have the same form in all admissible frames of reference. For example, in the framework of special relativity the Maxwell equations have… …

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  • 16 Principle of minimum energy — The principle of minimum energy is essentially a restatement of the second law of thermodynamics. It states that for a closed system, with constant external parameters and entropy, the internal energy will decrease and approach a minimum value at …

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  • 17 Principle of indifference — The principle of indifference (also called principle of insufficient reason) is a rule for assigning epistemic probabilities.Suppose that there are n gt; 1 mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive possibilities.The principle of indifference …

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  • 18 Principle of individuation — The Principle of Individuation is a criterion which supposedly individuates or numerically distinguishes the members of the kind for which it is given, i.e. by which we can supposedly determine, regarding any kind of thing, when we have more than …

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  • 19 Principle of opportunity — The principle of opportunity is a principle in Dutch law, which says that a crime will be punished only if its prosecution is considered opportune. This means that public prosecutors have the arbitrary decision power to cancel the prosecution of… …

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  • 20 First Schleswig War — Infobox Military Conflict caption=Danish soldiers return to Copenhagen, 1849 , by Otto Bache (1839 1927), 1894 partof= conflict=First Schleswig War date=March 24 1848 1851 place=Schleswig / Jutland casus= territory=Schleswig Holstein re united… …

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