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ˈæf əˌrɪz əmapho·rism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aphorism, apothegm, apophthegmnoun

    a short pithy instructive saying


  1. aphorismnoun

    An original laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aphorismnoun

    a comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters


  1. Aphorism

    An aphorism is an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form. Aphorism literally means a "distinction" or "definition". The term was first used in the Aphorisms of Hippocrates. The oft-cited first sentence of this work is: The term was later applied to maxims of physical science, then statements of all kinds of philosophical, moral, or literary principles. In modern usage an aphorism is generally understood to be a concise statement containing a subjective truth or observation cleverly and pithily written.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aphorism

    af′or-izm, n. a concise statement of a principle in any science: a brief, pithy saying: an adage.—v.t. and v.i. Aph′orise, to coin or use aphorisms.—ns. Aph′oriser; Aph′orist, a writer of aphorisms.—adj. Aphoris′tic, in the form of an aphorism.—adv. Aphorist′ically. [Gr. aphorizein, to mark off by boundaries—apo, from, and horos, a limit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of aphorism in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Selfless nobility is a panacea for all the moral diseases of mankind, in the pharmacy of the philosophy of good and light. Aphorism should become a cure for evil.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    An aphorism is a neuro-argument. Science psychology culture and philosophy must have neuro-evidence. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. If naive optimism disappears, it will destroy the overwhelming majority of the economy's market. If people stop believing and sink into skepticism. The deceitful economics of marketing exists thanks to the naive optimism that tomorrow will be better. 2. Love is phantom nostalgia. 3. Thinking is a neural-gene transformation under the influence of instinctual defects and vices, paradoxes like selfishness and self-deception. What shapes the quantum deformations of the future. 4. You are immersed in an abundance of endless emptiness, where you get more and more confused and this leads you to madness. 5. The paradox is not a faceted, symbolic aphorism of the subconscious. 6. An art critic and a psychologist are very similar to each other, both of them are looking for insanity in abstraction, a grain of logic. 7. Kazakh woman is a hot deity, she is the sexiest notes of desire. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    An aphorism is a neuro-argument. Science psychology culture and philosophy must have neuro-evidence.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The more powerful the power of thought, aphorism or idea, the more powerful the force of attraction it is capable of creating black holes of truth into which all matter goes

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