want of principle

want of principle
index abuse (corrupt practice), bad repute, corruption, perversion

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  • principle — prin‧ci‧ple [ˈprɪnspl] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a moral rule or set of ideas that makes you behave in a particular way: • The single European market works on market principles. • As a matter of principle (= a rule that is very important …   Financial and business terms

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  • Principle of indifference — The principle of indifference (also called principle of insufficient reason) is a rule for assigning epistemic probabilities.Suppose that there are n gt; 1 mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive possibilities.The principle of indifference …   Wikipedia

  • principle — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French principe, principle, from Old French, from Latin principium beginning, from princip , princeps initiator more at prince Date: 14th century 1. a. a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • want — Synonyms and related words: absence, ache to, adulteration, aim at, ardor, arrearage, ask, awayness, bare cupboard, bare necessities, bare subsistence, be desirous of, be dying to, be found wanting, be hurting for, be in want, be indicated, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • The Dilbert principle — refers to a 1990s satirical observation by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least competent employees to management (generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage… …   Wikipedia

  • Orthogonality principle — In statistics and signal processing, the orthogonality principle is a necessary and sufficient condition for the optimality of a Bayesian estimator. Loosely stated, the orthogonality principle says that the error vector of the optimal estimator… …   Wikipedia

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  • Pigeonhole principle — A photograph of pigeons in holes. Here there are n = 10 pigeons in m = 9 holes, so by the pigeonhole principle, at least one hole has more than one pigeon: in this case, both of the top corner holes contain two pigeons. The principle says nothing …   Wikipedia

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