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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a proposition deducible from basic postulates;

2. an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Theorem \The"o*rem\, v. t. To formulate into a theorem. [1913 Webster] Theorematic
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Theorem \The"o*rem\, n. [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight, speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a spectator: cf. F. th['e]or[`e]me. See Theory.] 1. That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule. [1913 Webster] Not theories, but theorems (?), the intelligible products of contemplation, intellectual objects in the mind, and of and for the mind exclusively. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] By the theorems, Which your polite and terser gallants practice, I re-refine the court, and civilize Their barbarous natures. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A statement of a principle to be demonstrated. [1913 Webster] Note: 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., 5. [1913 Webster] Binomial theorem. (Math.) See under Binomial. Negative theorem, a theorem which expresses the impossibility of any assertion. Particular theorem (Math.), a theorem which extends only to a particular quantity. Theorem of Pappus. (Math.) See Centrobaric method, under Centrobaric. Universal theorem (Math.), a theorem which extends to any quantity without restriction. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

theorem n 1: a proposition deducible from basic postulates 2: an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "theorem": a priori principle, a priori truth, affirmation, apriorism, assertion, assumed position, assumption, axiom, basis, brocard, categorical proposition, conjecture, data, deduction, dictate, dictum, first principles, formula, foundation, fundamental, golden rule, ground, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, law, lemma, major premise, minor premise, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, premise, presupposition, principium, principle, proposition, propositional function, rule, self-evident truth, settled principle, statement, sumption, supposal, thesis, truism, truth, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, universal truth