*n.**theorema*, Gr.
? a sight, speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a
spectator: cf. F. *théorème*. See __Theory__.]
**1.**

Not theories, buttheorems(?), the intelligible products of contemplation, intellectual objects in the mind, and of and for the mind exclusively.

By thetheorems,

Which your polite and terser gallants practice,

I re-refine the court, and civilize

Their barbarous natures.

**2.***(Math.)*

☞ A *theorem* is something to be proved, and is thus
distinguished from a *problem*, which is something to be solved. In
analysis, the term is sometimes applied to a rule, especially a rule or
statement of relations expressed in a formula or by symbols; as, the
binomial *theorem*; Taylor's *theorem*. See the Note under
__Proposition__, *n.*

**Binomial theorem***(Math.)* __Binomial__.**Negative theorem****Particular theorem***(Math.)*, **Theorem of
Pappus***(Math.)* *Centrobaric method*, under
__Centrobaric__.**Universal theorem***(Math.)*,

*v. t.*