Translation of principle in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (basic fact, law) in principleI work on the principle that nothing is impossibleen principioon that principleyo parto de la base de que nada es imposibleto start from first principlessobre esa basepartiendo de esa baseto go back to first principlesempezar por lo básico or por los principios fundamentalesvolver a lo básico or a los principios fundamentalesExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (motive force) the pleasure principle
- And yet, of course, our principles of fairness and justice must be upheld.
- Although its application was inevitably uneven, the Code Napoléon was intended to serve as a universal set of principles founded on reason.
- Following the enlightenment principle of truth through reason alone, it was thought that history cannot be determined until theology has been removed.
el principio de placerExample sentences
- Yet, that was the age of levers and pulleys, and machines based on mechanical principles were being used as analog computers in many different ways.
- The principles underlying steam power, machine tools, and mass production were less familiar, hence less transparent.
- However, back then, explanations that were given to the general public regarding the actual principle of the flying machine appeared to be quite vague.
- If you can forsake your fundamental principles for any reason then you are not the kind of person who can take the country forward.
- Rarely have I encountered anyone as passionate and determined in his principles as Donald Bruce, a true patriot and a man who led a remarkable life.
- There are three key defining experiences in my life that form the foundation of my principles and beliefs.
- 2 countable or uncountable (rule of conduct) a man/woman of (high) principleit was a matter of principleun hombre/una mujer de principiosI never borrow money, on principle o as a matter of principleera una cuestión de principiosto have no principlesnunca pido dinero prestado, por principioit is against my principlesno tener principiosshe's always lived up to her principlesva contra mis principiosit's the principle of the thingsiempre ha sido consecuente con sus principios
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