# Emily Dickinson Lexicon

## Definition for THE'O-REM

THE-OR'BOTHE-O-REM-AT'IC, or THE-O-REM-AT'IC-AL

THE'O-REM, n. [Fr. *theor**eme*; Sp. and It. *teorema*; Gr. θεωρημα, from θεωρεω, to see.]

- In mathematics, a proposition which terminates in theory, and which considers the properties of things already made or done; or it is a speculative proposition deduced from several definitions compared together. A theorem is a proposition to be proved by a chain of reasoning. A theorem is something to be proved; a problem is something to be done. Day.
- In algebra or analysis, it is sometimes used to denote a rule, particularly when that rule is expressed by symbols.
Cyc.
*A universal theorem*, extends to any quantity without restriction.*A particular theorem*, extends only to a particular quantity.*A negative theorem*, expresses the impossibility of any assertion.*A local theorem*, is that which relates to a surface.*A solid theorem*, is that which considers a space terminated by a solid, that is, by any of the three conic sections.

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