### What does **theorem** mean?

# Definitions for theorem

ˈθi ər əm, ˈθɪər əmthe·o·rem

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### Princeton's WordNet

theoremnoun

a proposition deducible from basic postulates

theoremnoun

an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth

### Wiktionary

theoremnoun

A mathematical statement of some importance that has been proven to be true. Minor theorems are often called propositions. Theorems which are not very interesting in themselves but are an essential part of a bigger theorem's proof are called lemmas

theoremnoun

A mathematical statement that is expected to be true; as, Fermat's Last Theorem (as which it was known long before it was proved in the 1990s.)

theoremnoun

a syntactically correct expression that is deducible from the given axioms of a deductive system

theoremverb

to formulate into a theorem

**Etymology:**Via theorema, from θεώρημα (Euclid), from θεωρέω, from θεωρός, from θέα + ὁράω. See also theory, and theater.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

THEOREMnoun

A position laid down as an acknowledged truth.

**Etymology:**theoreme, Fr. ϑεώρημα.Having found this the head

*theorem*of all their discourses, who plead for the change of ecclesiastical government in England, we hold it necessary that the proofs thereof be weighed.*Richard Hooker, b. ii.*The chief points of morality are no less demonstrable than mathematicks; nor is the subtilty greater in moral

*theorems*than in mathematical.*Henry More, divine Dialogues.*Many observations go to the making up of one

*theorem,*which, like oaks fit for durable buildings, must be of many years growth.*John Graunt.*Here are three

*theorems,*that from thence we may draw some conclusions.*John Dryden, Dufresnoy.*

### Webster Dictionary

Theoremnoun

that which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule

Theoremnoun

a statement of a principle to be demonstrated

Theoremverb

to formulate into a theorem

### Freebase

Theorem

In mathematics, a theorem is a statement that has been proven on the basis of previously established statements, such as other theorems, and previously accepted statements, such as axioms. The proof of a mathematical theorem is a logical argument demonstrating that the conclusion is a necessary consequence of the hypotheses. This argument is in accord with the rules of a deductive system. The proof of a theorem is often interpreted as justification of the truth of the conclusion, but different deductive systems could be interpreted differently, depending on the meanings assigned to the derivation rules. Given such an interpretation of proof as justification of truth, the conclusion is viewed as true in the case that the hypotheses are true, without any further assumptions. In this light, the concept of a theorem is fundamentally deductive, in contrast to the notion of a scientific theory, which is empirical. Although they can be written in a completely symbolic form using, for example, propositional calculus, theorems are often expressed in a natural language such as English. The same is true of proofs, which are often expressed as logically organized and clearly worded informal arguments, intended to convince readers of the truth of the statement of the theorem beyond any doubt, and from which arguments a formal symbolic proof can in principle be constructed. Such arguments are typically easier to check than purely symbolic ones—indeed, many mathematicians would express a preference for a proof that not only demonstrates the validity of a theorem, but also explains in some way why it is obviously true. In some cases, a picture alone may be sufficient to prove a theorem. Because theorems lie at the core of mathematics, they are also central to its aesthetics. Theorems are often described as being "trivial", or "difficult", or "deep", or even "beautiful". These subjective judgments vary not only from person to person, but also with time: for example, as a proof is simplified or better understood, a theorem that was once difficult may become trivial. On the other hand, a deep theorem may be simply stated, but its proof may involve surprising and subtle connections between disparate areas of mathematics. Fermat's Last Theorem is a particularly well-known example of such a theorem.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Theorem

thē′ō-rem,

*n.*a proposition to be proved.—*adjs.***Theoremat′ic**,**Theorem′ic**.—*n.***Theorem′atīst**.—*adjs.***Theoret′ic**,**-al**, pertaining to theory: not practical: speculative.—*adv.***Theoret′ically**.—*n.pl.***Theoret′ics**, the speculative parts of a science.—*n.***Thē′oric**(*Shak.*), theory, speculation.—*v.i.***Thē′orise**, to form a theory: to form opinions solely by theories: to speculate.—*ns.***Thē′orīser**;**Thē′orist**, a theoriser: one given to theory and speculation;**Thē′ory**, an explanation or system of anything: an exposition of the abstract principles of a science or art: speculation as opposed to practice. [Gr.*theōrēma*—*theōrein*, to view—*theasthai*, to see.]

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of theorem in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of theorem in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of theorem in a Sentence

The legend around this chalk is that it's impossible to write a false

**theorem**using the chalk, but I think I've disproved that many times.Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a

**theorem**, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the**theorem**s came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.To state a

**theorem**and then to show examples is literally to teach backwards.

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- مبرهنةArabic
- теоремаBulgarian
- teoremaCatalan, Valencian
- teoréma, teorém, větaCzech
- Satz, TheoremGerman
- θεώρημαGreek
- teoremoEsperanto
- conjetura, suposición, especulación, teoría, teoremaSpanish
- lause, teoreema, olettamusFinnish
- théorèmeFrench
- משפטHebrew
- प्रमेयHindi
- tételHungarian
- թեորեմArmenian
- teoremaItalian
- 定理Japanese
- theōrēmaLatin
- теоремаMacedonian
- stelling, theoremaDutch
- twierdzeniePolish
- teoremaPortuguese
- теоремаRussian
- теорема, teoremaSerbo-Croatian
- teoremSwedish
- teoremTurkish
- теоремаUkrainian

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