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Definition of Aphorism

Aphorism
Aphorism Aph"o*rism, n. [F. aphorisme, fr. Gr. ? definition, a short, pithy sentence, fr. ? to mark off by boundaries, to define; ? from + ? to separate, part. See Horizon.] A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters. The first aphorism of Hippocrates is, ``Life is short, and the art is long.' --Fleming. Syn: Axiom; maxim; adage; proverb; apothegm; saying; saw; truism; dictum. See Axiom.

Meaning of Aphorism from wikipedia

- An aphorism (from Gr**** ἀφορισμός: aphorismos, denoting 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression...
- YOLO is the acronym of the phrase "you only live once". Along the same lines as the Latin "carpe diem" ("seize the day"), it is a call to live life to...
- "All models are wrong" is a common aphorism in statistics; it is often expanded as "All models are wrong, but some are useful". It is usually considered...
- Time Is Money is an aphorism that originated in "Advice to a Young Tradesman", an essay by Benjamin Franklin that appeared in George Fisher’s 1748 book...
- The Ancient Gr**** aphorism "know thyself" (Gr****: γνῶθι σεαυτόν, transliterated: gnōthi seauton; also ... σαυτόν … sauton with the ε contracted), is one...
- received the PEN Translation Prize. The book is presented as a series of aphorisms, meditating primarily on the painful nature of being alive, and how this...
- Aphorisms is an EP by post-rock band Red Sparowes, released on Amazon.com as a digital download on July 9, 2008. It was also released a few days later...
- Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism, often translated as "Don't let the ****s grind you down". The phrase itself has no meaning in Latin...
- The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms is a philosophy book by N****im Nicholas Taleb written in the aphoristic style. It was first...
- Blood and Aphorisms is the first EP by the band As Tall As Lions which was self-released in 2002. Some of the songs were later re-recorded for the album...
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