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rule

synonym (synonym of rule)

  • (noun.cognition)
    a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    something regarded as a normative example (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    prescribed guide for conduct or action (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.state)
    dominance or power through legal authority (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths (noun.artifact)
     
  • (verb.social)
    exercise authority over; as of nations (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    decide with authority (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    decide on and make a declaration about (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.change)
    keep in check (verb.change)
     

also (also)

hypernym (rule IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems (noun.cognition)
    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result (noun.act)
     
  • a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct (noun.cognition)
    an idea or conclusion having general application (noun.cognition)
     
  • a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior (noun.cognition)
    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances (noun.cognition)
     
  • a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system (noun.cognition)
    a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (noun.cognition)
     
  • any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order (noun.communication)
    a message describing how something is to be done (noun.communication)
     
  • decide on and make a declaration about (verb.communication)
    pronounce judgment on (verb.communication)
     
  • decide with authority (verb.cognition)
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something (verb.cognition)
     
  • directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted (noun.communication)
    a message describing how something is to be done (noun.communication)
     
  • dominance or power through legal authority (noun.state)
    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another (noun.state)
     
  • exercise authority over; as of nations (verb.social)
    exercise authoritative control or power over (verb.social)
     
  • have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac (verb.stative)
    be present or associated with an event or entity (verb.stative)
     
  • keep in check (verb.change)
    place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
     
  • mark or draw with a ruler (verb.creation)
    represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface (verb.creation)
     
  • measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths (noun.artifact)
    measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements (noun.artifact)
     
  • something regarded as a normative example (noun.cognition)
    knowledge of how something is usually done (noun.cognition)
     
  • the duration of a monarch's or government's power (noun.time)
    the period of time during which something continues (noun.time)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF rule relation)

  • (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice (noun.communication)
    (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a linguistic rule for the formation of words (noun.communication)
     
  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems (noun.cognition)
    a rule that describes how other rules should be used (as in AI) (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation (noun.cognition)
     
  • a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct (noun.cognition)
    a fundamental principle or practice (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the f more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior (noun.cognition)
    a principle that limits the extent of something (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a rule that is adequate to permit work to be done (noun.cognition)
     
  • a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system (noun.cognition)
    a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the 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 more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money w more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (physics) the principle that a measured quantity of mass is equivalent (according to relativity theory) to a measured quantity of energy (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    rule for calculating an expected delivery date; subtract three months from the first day of the last menstrual period and add seven days to that date (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (physics) the principle that an observer has no way of distinguishing whether his laboratory is in a uniform gravitational field or is in an accelerat more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (hydrostatics) the volume of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the volume of the displaced fluid (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the 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 (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (neurology) the principle that the cortex of the brain operates as a coordinated system with large masses of neural tissue involved in all complex fun more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body (noun.cognition)
     
  • be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance (verb.stative)
    prevail over (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be central or dominant (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    weigh more heavily (verb.stative)
     
  • decide with authority (verb.cognition)
    rule against (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules (verb.competition)
     
  • directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted (noun.communication)
    (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds (noun.communication)
     
  • dominance or power through legal authority (noun.state)
    the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    British dominion over India (1757-1947) (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the position or authority of a suzerain (noun.state)
     
  • exercise authority over; as of nations (verb.social)
    sit on the throne as a ruler (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    govern badly (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    have sovereign power (verb.social)
     
  • measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths (noun.artifact)
    a rule used by a carpenter (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a ruler one foot long (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a rule one meter long (usually marked off in centimeters and millimeters) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a ruler or tape that is three feet long (noun.artifact)
     
  • prescribed guide for conduct or action (noun.communication)
    a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a body of rules followed by an assembly (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the 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 yo more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    rule of personal conduct (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    any important rule (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input; put garbage in and you get garbage out (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an authoritative rule (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an authoritative rule (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    rules governing socially acceptable behavior (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data (noun.communication)
     
  • something regarded as a normative example (noun.cognition)
    (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings (noun.cognition)
     
  • the duration of a monarch's or government's power (noun.time)
    the period of time during which a regent governs (noun.time)
     

instance hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF rule relation (represent specific [usually real-world] instances of something))

  • (noun.time)
    the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity (noun.time)
     

part meronym (HAS PART relation)

  • prescribed guide for conduct or action (noun.communication)
    a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made (noun.group)
     

verb group (rule is verb group of ....)

  • decide on and make a declaration about (verb.communication)
    come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds (verb.cognition)
     

derivation (.... is derived from rule)

  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems (noun.cognition)
    prepare according to a formula (verb.creation)
     
  • a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior (noun.cognition)
    bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations (verb.social)
     
  • be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance (verb.stative)
    a superiority in numbers or amount (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the state of being predominant over others (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful (noun.time)
     
  • (adj.all)
    most frequent or common (adj.all)
     
  • decide on and make a declaration about (verb.communication)
    the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the decision of a court on issues of fact or law (noun.act)
     
  • decide with authority (verb.cognition)
    a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    prescribed guide for conduct or action (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who rules or commands (noun.person)
     
  • dominance or power through legal authority (noun.state)
    exercise authority over; as of nations (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be in control (verb.stative)
     
  • exercise authority over; as of nations (verb.social)
    the act of governing; exercising authority (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the head of a state government (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.state)
    dominance or power through legal authority (noun.state)
     
  • keep in check (verb.change)
    any means of control (noun.attribute)
     
  • mark or draw with a ruler (verb.creation)
    measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths (noun.artifact)
     
  • measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths (noun.artifact)
    mark or draw with a ruler (verb.creation)
     
  • prescribed guide for conduct or action (noun.communication)
    decide with authority (verb.cognition)
     
  • something regarded as a normative example (noun.cognition)
    express as a formula (verb.communication)
     

domain category (rule is domain category of ....)

  • (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice (noun.communication)
    the scientific study of language (noun.cognition)
     
  • (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems (noun.cognition)
    a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement (noun.cognition)
     
synonym also hypernym hyponym instance hyponym part meronym verb group regulation convention prescript linguistic rule principle close out preclude rule out measure measuring rod practice concept procedure process carpenter's rule foot rule meterstick metrestick yard measure yardstick regency book rule book feel find

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