Definitions for "APHORISM"
Keywords:  pithy, terse, truth, concise, embodies
Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697
A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters.
a short, concise statement of a principle or a short, pointed sentence expressing a wise or clever observation or a general truth; a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment.
Keywords:  proverb, see
see "proverb"
n. Proverb.
an amalgam of forces that are always held apart from one another
a play of forces, a state of forces each of which is always outside the others
a play of forces, the most recent of which -the latest, the newest, and provisionally the final force-is always the most exterior
Keywords:  novel, line, one
a one-line novel
Keywords:  compact, idea, canned
a compact, canned idea