- The definition of a theorem is an idea that can be proven or shown as true.
An example of a theorem is the idea that mixing yellow and red make orange.
theorem definition by Webster's New World
- a proposition that is not self-evident but that can be proved from accepted premises and so is established as a law or principle
- an expression of relations in an equation or formula
- Math., Physics a proposition embodying something to be proved
Origin: ; from French or L: French théorème ; from Classical Latin theorema ; from Classical Greek theōrēma ; from theōrein, to look at, view ; from theoros, spectator: for Indo-European base see theater
- theorematic adjective
theorem definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
- Mathematics A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
Origin: Late Latin theōrēma, from Greek, from theōrein, to look at, from theōros, spectator; see theory.
theorem - Cultural Definition
theorem - Medical Definition
- An idea that is demonstrably true or is assumed to be so.
- A mathematical proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
theorem - Science Definition