any axiom, law, or abstraction assumed and regarded as representing the highest possible degree of generalization.
noun (usually pl)
one of the fundamental assumptions on which a particular theory or procedure is thought to be based
an axiom of a mathematical or scientific theory
noun, Astronomy. 1. the instant, approximately one week after a new moon, when one half of the moon’s disk is illuminated by the sun. noun 1. one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring between new moon and full moon, when half of the lighted surface is visible from earth Compare last quarter
noun, Statistics. 1. (in a frequency distribution) the smallest quartile; the twenty-fifth percentile; the value of the variable below which one quarter of the elements are located.
[furst-reyt] /ˈfɜrstˈreɪt/ adjective 1. excellent; superb. 2. of the highest rank, rate, or class. adverb 3. very well. adjective 1. of the best or highest rated class or quality 2. (informal) very good; excellent adverb 3. (not standard) very well; excellently adjective Excellent; of best quality (1697+) adverb : That’ll do first-rate [fr the rating […]
noun, Christian Science. 1. the elected official of a church or society who conducts the services and meetings and reads from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and the Scriptures.