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Principle Description

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  • Sometimes “principle” and “principle description” are not distinguished. Thus the term “principle” may also refer to this concept.


A principle description is a document that describes a principle by giving at least the following information:

  • a name for the principle,
  • a description of the rule,
  • and a rationale that describes why the rule holds.


Typically a principle description also gives further information like hints on when and how to apply the principle, examples, etc.

When several principle descriptions are described uniformly, this is called a principle catalog.


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glossary/principle_description.txt · Last modified: 2021-10-20 20:19 by christian