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Prepositional phrase
Used to indicate that although something is theoretically possible, in reality it may not actually happen
“This all seemed a great idea in principle but of course the numbers don't work.”
Adverb
As a general idea or plan, although the details are not yet established
“This agreement is only in principle and nothing has been committed to paper yet.”
Adverb
In theory or in principle
Adjective
Legitimately claimed; fitting
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