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Noun: first principle  furst prin-su-pul
  1. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
    - rudiment, first rudiment, alphabet, ABC, ABC's, ABCs

Derived forms: first principles

Type of: basic principle, basics, bedrock, fundamental principle, fundamentals

Encyclopedia: First principle