"aphorism" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 5301 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "aphorism": 4
Words that end with "aphorism": 2
Words that contain "aphorism": 5
Next words in dictionary: aphorismatic, aphorismer, aphorismic, aphorist, aphoristic, aphoristical, aphoristically, aphorize, aphrite, aphrodisiac
Previous words in dictionary: aphony, aphonous, aphonic, aphonia, aphlogistic, aphis lion, aphis, aphilanthropy, aphidophagous, aphidivorous

English Dictionary Definition of aphorism

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