theorem: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (thē'ur-um, thēr'um), [key]
— n.
  1. a theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.
  2. a rule or law, esp. one expressed by an equation or formula.
  3. a proposition that can be deduced from the premises or assumptions of a system.
  4. an idea, belief, method, or statement generally accepted as true or worthwhile without proof.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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