principal ideal

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principal ideal

[′prin·sə·pəl ī′dēl]
(mathematics)
The smallest ideal of a ring which contains a given element of the ring.
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Today, after twelve years, despite all of the difficulties, the Haitian people came to reaffirm their will for the principle ideals of December 16th which are justice, transparency, participation and democracy and their confidence in President Aristide," said Lovinksy Pierre Antoine, head of a Haitian human rights group representing victims of the 1991-1994 coup d'etat period, during an interview on Television Timoun.

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