pigeonhole principle

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pigeonhole principle

[′pij·ən‚hōl ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(mathematics)
The principle, that if a very large set of elements is partitioned into a small number of blocks, then at least one block contains a rather large number of elements. Also known as Dirichlet drawer principle.
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