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  1. first principles

    英式

    • plural
      the fundamental concepts or assumptions on which a theory, system, or method is based
    • noun: first principle, plural noun: first principles

    • 釋義

    plural

    • 1. the fundamental concepts or assumptions on which a theory, system, or method is based I think we have to start again and go right back to first principles
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    • IPA[fərst ˈprinsəpəlz]

    美式

    • plural
      the fundamental concepts or assumptions on which a theory, system, or method is based: I think we have to start again and go right back to first principles

    Oxford American Dictionary