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  1. aphorism

    • IPA[ˈafərɪz(ə)m]

    英式

    • n.
      a pithy observation which contains a general truth;a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by a classical author
    • noun: aphorism, plural noun: aphorisms

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    名詞

    • 1. a pithy observation which contains a general truth the old aphorism ‘the child is father to the man’ the debate begins and ends at the level of aphorism, with commentators saying that something must be done
    • a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by a classical author the opening sentence of the first aphorism of Hippocrates