Principal or principle?

homepage Forums chapter forum (framework) Principal or principle?

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #4212 Score: 0
    Tibo
    Participant

    Just a silly question but are these two words interchangeable or is only principal the right word to use for principal axis systems?

    #4217 Score: 0
    Konstantin Stoychev
    Participant

    Merriam-Webster says:

    Principal as an adjective means “the most important.” As a noun, it refers to someone in a leading position, or the executive officer of a school. Principle, on the other hand, can only be a noun, referring to “a fundamental truth,” “a code or law,” or “an underlying quality that motivates one’s behavior” (as in “following one’s principles”).

    So they are not interchangeable

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.