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Pronunciation of Principle: Learn how to pronounce Principle in English correctly

Learn how to say Principle correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word principle:

1a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning:
the basic principles of justice
(usually principles) a rule or belief governing one’s behaviour:
struggling to be true to their own principles
[mass noun]:
she resigned over a matter of principle
[mass noun] morally correct behaviour and attitudes:
a man of principle
2a general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across a wide field.
a natural law forming the basis for the construction or working of a machine:
these machines all operate on the same general principle
3a fundamental source or basis of something:
the first principle of all things was water
a fundamental quality determining the nature of something:
the combination of male and female principles
[with adjective] Chemistry an active or characteristic constituent of a substance, obtained by simple analysis or separation:
the active principle of Spanish fly

in principle

as a general idea or plan, although the details are not yet established:
the government agreed in principle to a peace plan that included a ceasefire
used to indicate that although something is theoretically possible, in reality it may not actually happen:
in principle, the banks are entitled to withdraw these loans when necessary
on principle

because of or in order to demonstrate one’s adherence to a particular belief:
he refused, on principle, to pay the fine

late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin principium ‘source’, principia (plural) ‘foundations’, from princeps, princip- ‘first, chief’