HyperDic: rule

English > 19 senses of the word rule:
NOUNcognitionrule, regulationa principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
cognitionrule, convention, normal, pattern, formulasomething regarded as a normative example
communicationrule, prescriptprescribed guide for conduct or action
communicationrule, linguistic rule(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
cognitionrule, principlea basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
timerulethe duration of a monarch's or government's power
staterule, dominiondominance or power through legal authority
communicationruledirections that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
communicationruleany one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
cognitionrule, principlea rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
cognitionrule, formula(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
artifactrule, rulermeasuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal / metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
VERBsocialrule, governexercise authority over
cognitionrule, decreedecide with authority
stativerule, predominate, dominate, reign, prevailbe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
communicationrule, finddecide on and make a declaration about
stativerulehave an affinity with
creationrulemark or draw with a ruler
changerule, harness, reinkeep in check
rule > pronunciation
Soundsruw'l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA principle or condition that customarily governs behavior.
Example"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"
Synonymregulation
Narrowercy pres, rule of cy pres, cy pres doctrineA rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible
guidepost, guideline, rule of thumbA rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior
restriction, limitationA principle that limits the extent of something
working principle, working ruleA rule that is adequate to permit work to be done
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
Spanishnorma, regla, regulación
Catalannorma, regla, regulació
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething regarded as a normative example.
Example "violence is the rule not the exception"
Synonymsconvention, normal, pattern, formula
Narrowercode of conduct, code of behaviorA set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
mores(sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
universalA behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings
Broaderpracticeknowledge of how something is usually done
Spanishconvención, fórmula, modelo, normal, norma, patrón, pauta, regla
Catalanconvenció, fórmula, normal, norma, pauta, regla
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningPrescribed guide for conduct or action.
Synonymprescript
Part ofbook, rule bookA collection of rules or prescribed standards / standards on the basis of which decisions are made
NarrowerGIGO(computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output / output is a function of the quality of the input
Miranda ruleThe rule that police (when interrogating you after an arrest) are obliged to warn you that anything you say may be used as evidence and to read you your constitutional rights (the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent until advised by a lawyer)
bylawA rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members
canonA rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
dictateAn authoritative rule
etiquetteRules governing socially acceptable behavior
golden ruleAny important rule
order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedureA body of rules followed by an assembly
principle, preceptRule of personal conduct
protocol, communications protocol(computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
regulation, ordinanceAn authoritative rule
rubricAn authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
rule of evidence(law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
Broaderdirection, instructionA message describing how something is to be done
Spanishnorma, prescripción, regla
Catalannorma, prescripció, regla
Verbsruledecide with authority
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice.
Synonymlinguistic rule
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Narrowergrammatical rule, rule of grammarA linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
morphological rule, rule of morphologyA linguistic rule for the formation of words
universal, linguistic universal(linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
Synonymprinciple
Narrowerfeng shuirules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi)
pillarA fundamental principle or practice
yangThe bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
yinThe dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
Broadergeneralization, generalisation, generalityAn idea or conclusion having general application
Spanishprincipio, regla
Catalanprincipi, regla
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningThe duration of a monarch's or government's power.
Example"during the rule of Elizabeth"
InstancesRegencyThe period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity
NarrowerregencyThe period of time during which a regent governs
Broaderduration, continuanceThe period of time during which something continues
Verbsruleexercise authority over
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 7, state
Meaningdominance or power through legal authority.
Example "the rule of Caesar"
Synonymdominion
NarrowerparamountcyThe state of being paramount
rajBritish dominion over India (1757-1947)
reign, sovereigntyroyal authority
suzeraintyThe position or authority of a suzerain
Broaderdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Spanishautoridad, dominio
Catalandomini
Verbsruleexercise authority over
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 8, communication
Meaningdirections that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted.
Example"he knew the rules of chess"
Part ofbook, rule bookA collection of rules or prescribed standards / standards on the basis of which decisions are made
Narrowerground rule(baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
Broaderdirection, instructionA message describing how something is to be done
Spanishregla
Catalanregla
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningAny one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order.
Example"the rule of St. Dominic"
Broaderdirection, instructionA message describing how something is to be done
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningA rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system.
Example "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
Synonymprinciple
NarrowerGestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organizationA principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
Gresham's Law(economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money will be hoarded and the money of lower intrinsic value will circulate more freely until the intrinsically more valuable money is driven out of circulation
Le Chatelier's principle, Le Chatelier's law, Le Chatelier principle, Le Chatelier-Braun principleThe principle that if any change is imposed on a system that is in equilibrium then the system tends to adjust to a new equilibrium counteracting the change
Naegele's ruleRule for calculating an expected delivery date
Occam's Razor, Ockham's Razor, principle of parsimony, law of parsimonyThe principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly
localization of function, localisation of function, localization principle, localisation principle, localization, localisation(physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
mass-action principle, mass action(neurology) the principle that the cortex of the brain operates as a coordinated system with large masses of neural tissue involved in all complex functioning
mass-energy equivalence(physics) the principle that a measured quantity of mass is equivalent (according to relativity theory) to a measured quantity of energy
principle of equivalence(physics) the principle that an observer has no way of distinguishing whether his laboratory is in a uniform gravitational field or is in an accelerated frame of reference
principle of liquid displacement(hydrostatics) the volume of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the volume of the displaced fluid
principle of superposition, Huygens' principle of superpositionThe displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point
principle of superposition, superposition principle, superposition(geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
Broaderlaw, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
Spanishprincipio, regla
Catalanprincipi, regla
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 11, cognition
Meaning(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems.
Example"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
Synonymformula
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narroweralgorithm, algorithmic rule, algorithmic programA precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
heuristic, heuristic rule, heuristic programA commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
metaruleA rule that describes how other rules should be used (as in AI)
recursion(mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation
Broaderprocedure, processA particular course of action intended to achieve a result
Spanishfórmula
Catalanfórmula
English > rule: 19 senses > noun 12, artifact
Meaningmeasuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal / metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths.
Synonymruler
Narrowercarpenter's ruleA rule used by a carpenter
foot ruleA ruler one foot long
meterstick, metrestickA rule one meter long (usually marked off in centimeters and millimeters)
yardstick, yard measureA ruler or tape that is three feet long
Broadermeasuring stick, measure, measuring rodmeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
Spanishregla
Catalanregla, regle
Verbsrulemark or draw with a ruler
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExercise authority over; as of nations.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymgovern
NarrowerdictateRule as a dictator
misgoverngovern badly
reignHave sovereign power
throneSit on the throne as a ruler
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishdictaminar, gobernar, mandar, regir
Catalandictaminar, governar, regir
Nounsruledominance or power through legal authority
rulethe duration of a monarch's or government's power
rulera person who rules or commands
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningdecide with authority.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymdecree
Narroweroverrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverseRule against
rule out, rule inInclude or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
See alsorule outmake impossible, especially beforehand
Spanishdecretar, dictaminar, gobernar, legislar
Catalandecretar, dictaminar
Nounsruleprescribed guide for conduct or action
rulera person who rules or commands
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspredominate, dominate, reign, prevail
NarroweroverarchBe central or dominant
overrideprevail over
preponderate, outweigh, overbalance, outbalanceweigh more heavily
Spanishimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevalecer, reinar, superar
Catalanimperar, perdurar, predominar, prevaler, superar
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningdecide on and make a declaration about.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymfind
Broaderpronounce, label, judgepronounce judgment on
Similar tofind, feelCome to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
Spanishdictaminar, fallar
Catalandictaminar
Nounsrulingthe reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningHave an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderattach to, accompany, come with, go withBe present or associated with an event or entity
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningmark or draw with a ruler.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"rule the margins"
Broaderdrawrepresent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Spanishtrazar
Nounsrule, rulermeasuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal / metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
English > rule: 19 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningKeep in check.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"rule one's temper"
Synonymsharness, rein
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcontrolar, dar órdenes, estar al mando, gobernar, refrenar, regir, reglamentar
Catalancontrolar-se, controlar, refrenar-se, refrenar

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