theorem

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

**Theorem** \The"o*rem\, noun [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight,
speculation, theory, **theorem**, fr. ? to look at, ? a
spectator: cf. F. th['e]or['e]me. See {Theory}.]

1. That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule.

Not theories, but theorems (?), the intelligible products of contemplation, intellectual objects in the mind, and of and for the mind exclusively. --Coleridge.

By the theorems, Which your polite and terser gallants practice, I re-refine the court, and civilize Their barbarous natures. --Massinger.

2. (Math.) A statement of a principle to be demonstrated.

Note: A **theorem** is something to be proved, and is thus
distinguished from a problem, which is something to be
solved. In analysis, the term is sometimes applied to a
rule, especially a rule or statement of relations
expressed in a formula or by symbols; as, the binomial
**theorem**; Taylor's **theorem**. See the Note under
{Proposition}, noun, 5.

{Binomial **theorem**}. (Math.) See under {Binomial}.

{Negative **theorem**}, a **theorem** which expresses the
impossibility of any assertion.

{Particular **theorem**} (Math.), a **theorem** which extends only to
a particular quantity.

{**Theorem** of Pappus}. (Math.) See {Centrobaric method}, under
{Centrobaric}.

{Universal **theorem**} (Math.), a **theorem** which extends to any
quantity without restriction.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

**Theorem** \The"o*rem\, verb (used with an object)
To formulate into a **theorem**.
Theorematic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

noun

1: a proposition deducible from basic postulates

2: an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth

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