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aph·o·rism  audio  (f-rzm) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage. See Synonyms at saying.
  2. A brief statement of a principle.

ETYMOLOGY:
French aphorisme, from Old French, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos, from aphorizein, to delimit, define : apo-, apo- + horizein, to delimit, define ; see horizon

OTHER FORMS:
apho·rist(Noun), apho·ristic  (-rstk) KEY (Adjective), apho·risti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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