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General principle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • General principle a principle to which there are no exceptions within its range of application
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Quotations

  • Georg Hegel
    Georg%20Hegel
    “Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. generalisgenus.

Usage

In literature:

The Fan-wang-ching is the most important and most authoritative statement of the general principles regulating monastic life in China.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Huxley, as has been shewn, like many other anatomists, was ready for the general principle of evolution.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
He did have, however, serious convictions on general principles.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Let your reading in the law be mainly upon the general principles of the common law.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
So far removed are the principles of our opponents from the practice of the tribunals and from the general opinion of men.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
On the other hand, it is impossible to cater on general principles for the larger needs of individuals.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Nevertheless, the task of inculcating general principles of this nature is not altogether impossible.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
The following general principles are observed in connection with the dialect which has been developed by the German element in Brazil.
"The German Element in Brazil" by Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
He had several flogged on general principles.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
It is conducted by a general, on military principles, and its students are soldiers on their way to becoming officers.
"Foch the Man" by Clara E. Laughlin
In principle, the maxim is generally allowed.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
In the first it points to an objective relativity, but with Agrippa to a general subjective logical principle.
"Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism" by Mary Mills Patrick
The tent is made on the same general principles as the one last described.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
All language depends on two general principles.
"Lectures on Language" by William S. Balch
However, the most general principle of light-production at the present time is the radiation of bodies by virtue of their temperature.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
I have only touched on it so far as necessary to illustrate our general principle.
"Illusions" by James Sully
General principles of Government and Commerce.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
Psychology can now give the general principles in this matter.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Labor leaders in general understand this principle and try to avoid violence at all costs.
"Introduction to Non-Violence" by Theodore Paullin
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In news:

To illustrate correlation 's general operating principle, consider a flow stream that abruptly changes color from red to green.
"Focus on the concepts and not the terminology" was a recurring directive from the FDA in a presentation on the final Guidance for Industry – Process Validation: General Principles and Practices at the ISPE 2011 Tampa Conference.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has entered into "an agreement in principle " to purchase the Bowdoin Square Gulf station at 239 Cambridge St, said John Messervy, director of capital and facility planning for Partners Healthcare System.
The Vancouver Canucks and goalie Cory Schneider have agreed " in principle " to a new contract, general manager Mike Gillis tweeted Thursday night.
Attorney General Sees Abortion Records Fight as Matter of Principle.
The Brooklyn Nets have made an agreement in principle on a contract with Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.
President Barack Obama carried out his annual duty to address the United Nations General Assembly with a ringing affirmation Tuesday of American principles and intentions.
It leads us to think that there is a general orgasmic principle of building up excitation from different parts of the body leading to a climax and a resolution -- not necessarily ending in ejaculation, but a feeling of an orgasmic experience.
"This gives us an opportunity to run the same systems, have the same defensive principles, use the same vocabulary and have the same type of culture," Cavs General Manager Chris Grant said.
"Consider a principle as a basic generalization that is accepted as true & that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct".
Coca-Cola Amatil general manager of human resources Martin King says the company is a signatory to the United Nations' women's empowerment principles.
The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, a replacement of FASB Statement No 162.
The two-year, $295,000 grant will be used to come up with ways to put engineering principles and concepts into the school's general education curriculum.
This second edition covers flow properties of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, and general principles and applications of all phases of polymer rheology, with new chapters on the rheology of particulate and fibre composites.
I will concentrate on general principles because they apply equally well to software, hardware, services, or some combination of these elements.
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In science:

Semantic information mainly originates from lexical entries. A few general principles of feature distribution are represented with the grammar rules.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
The general principle of the Hoshen-Kopelman algorithm is as follows.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The general principles of how oscillations can be generated using such active proteins can be studied using simplified descriptions.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
In this great work, he founded a relativistic theory on gravity, which is based on principle of general relativity and equivalence principle.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
It is well-known that two transcendental principles of general relativity are principle of general relativity and principle of equivalence.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
One of the main principles underlying Einstein’s general relativity is the principle of general covariance.
General Covariance in Quantum Gravity
We begin with a Newtonian variational principle for neutron stars to give us a simple example of the formulation and power of variational principles in general.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Conversely, it is a general principle for elliptic geometric variational problems that a global rigidity result as in Theorem 4.2 leads to apriori local estimates as in Theorem 4.4.
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
This review contains an attempt to formulate these general principles and to demonstrate that they could lead to some progress not only in understanding of quantum theory of gravity, but also to some absolutely new perspective on the well-known problems in gauge theories, being the base of the Standard Model.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Both the equivalence principle and the principle of general covariance can not be treated as foundations of general relativity.
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
It is well known that the foundations of general relativity are two principles: the equivalence principle and the principle of general covariance[2, 3, 25].
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
So, both the equivalence principle and the principle of general covariance are not a priori foundations of general relativity.
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
This fact can be viewed as a particular manifestation of the heuristic general principle of asymptotic independence of particles in models of statistical physics.
Random Combinatorial structures:the convergent case
These procedures tend to stress general principles.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Einstein understands, under his general principle of relativity, the injunction that the laws of nature must be expressed through equations that are covariant with respect to arbitrary coordinate transformations.
The physical meaning of the "boost-rotation symmetric" solutions within the general interpretation of Einstein's theory of gravitation
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