nounPhysics & Mathematics
1A general proposition not self-evident but proved by a chain of reasoning; a truth established by means of accepted truths.
- Ideally the definitions would generate all the concepts from clear and distinct ideas, and the proofs would generate all the theorems from self-evident truths.
- There is a theorem proved by Kurt Godel in 1931, which is the Incompleteness Theorem for mathematics.
- In modern Fourier analysis, theorems are usually less important than the techniques developed to prove them.
1.1A rule in algebra or other branches of mathematics expressed by symbols or formulae.
- But why would you pass up free education that could take you places somewhere someday, even though we will never use the algebra theorems ever?
- We learn how the dynamics of addition and subtraction are linked to multiplication and division, and eventually to theorems of algebra.
- He also used letters to replace numbers and was able to state general algebraic theorems but this early use of algebraic notation was not used by subsequent writers.
- Example sentences
- The ideas we present are basically in the nature of ‘throw-aways,’ suggesting topics where more sophisticated analyses and clear theorematic results would be desirable.
- To read it selectively according to particular topical or theorematic segments is to break the all-important systematic links that bind the treatise into an extraordinarily elegant whole.
- This being the case, I limit my comments in this review to the few immediately understandable sentences or paragraphs written in English (i.e., the side comments, not theorematic material) that a few of the authors have seen fit to include.
Mid 16th century: from French théorème, or via late Latin from Greek theōrēma 'speculation, proposition', from theōrein 'look at', from theōros 'spectator'.
Words that rhyme with theoremserum
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