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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
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    • IPA[ˈafəˌrizəm]

    美式

    • n.
      a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't ... 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

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