Principal or Principle?
Principal or Principle?What is the difference between "principal" and "principle"?
"Principal" means main. For example:
- It is my principal concern.
- Go and stand outside the principal's office!
- Apply the guiding principle at all times.
Common Terms with Principal and PrincipleHere are some common terms with "principal":
- principal agent
- principal amount
- principal contractor
- principal designer
- principal dancer
- principal focus
- principal investor
- Archimedes principle
- ethical principle
- first principle
- fundamental principle
- guiding principle
- proximity principle
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More about "Principal"In its most common role, "principal" is an adjective meaning "main" or "key." For example:
- The principal objective is to make a profit.
- The inspector highlighted my principal concern in his opening sentence.
- Here comes the principal. (principal = head teacher)
- The allegations against the former principal were that he not only allowed the cage fights to take place, but he also he encouraged the participants.
Principal and MoneyWhen referring to a loan, the principal (or principal sum) is the original amount of a debt or investment on which interest is calculated. For example:
- With an interest-only mortgage, the principal sum is repaid at the end.
More about "Principle"The word principle is a noun. It has a range of meanings, including rule, belief, tenet, and theory. In general, "principle" offers the idea of "general law" or "code of conduct." For example:
- That is a great idea in principle.
- He applied the Aufbau principle to determine the electron configuration of the silicon.
- No! It is against my principles!
- Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (Comedian Groucho Marx)
- You could strengthen your argument by appealing to more general principles.
Principal = A1If you imagine that the "l" on the end of principal is a "1," then the last two letters become "A1." Let this remind you that "principal" means "the most important" or "main."
- My principal concern is the safety of the dove. (my A1 concern, i.e., main concern)
- You can explain your absence to the principal. (to the A1, i.e., the most important person in the department)