aph|o|rism «AF uh rihz uhm», noun.
1. a short sentence expressing a general truth, piece of practical wisdom, or the like; maxim; proverb. Example: “A living dog is better than a dead lion.” SYNONYM(S): adage, saw, apothegm.
2. a concise statement of a principle in any science.
[< Late Latin aphorismus < Greek aphorismós definition < apo- off + hóros boundary]
Usage See epigram for usage note. (Cf.epigram)

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