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Definitions of principle:
  • noun:   a basic truth or law or assumption
    Example: "The principles of democracy"
  • noun:   a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
    Example: "The principle of the conservation of mass"
  • noun:   a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    Example: "Their principles of composition characterized all their works"
  • noun:   a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    Example: "A man of principle"
  • noun:   rule of personal conduct
  • noun:   (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
    Example: "The principles of internal-combustion engines"

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