Principal

Business / Construction / Principal: The original amount of the loan, the capital.
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Principal Adjective Synonyms: chief, primary, prime, paramount, main, first, foremost, ranking, pre-eminent, predominant, dominant, prevailing, leading, starring
Principal Noun Synonyms: (working) capital, capital funds, resources, investment, backing, (cash) reserve(s), assets, money
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Principal Stockholder

Business / Finance / Principal Stockholder: A stockholder who owns 10% or more of the voting stock of a company. Such stockholders must report all trading in the stock to the SEC pursuant insider trading rules. MORE

Principal Quantum Number

Science / Chemistry / Principal Quantum Number: The quantum number that determines the size and (in hydrogen atoms) the energy of an orbital. N is used to label electron shells. N may take on integer values from 1 to infinity. MORE

Principal Point

Entertainment / Photography / Principal Point: Point from which the focal length is measured. The principal point of a simple lens is located at the center of the lens. Compound lenses have two principal points, the location of which cannot be det MORE

Principal-Agent Relationship

Business / Finance / Principal-Agent Relationship: Occurs when one person, an agent, acts on the behalf of another person, the principal. MORE

Principal-Only (PO)

Business / Finance / Principal-Only (PO): A mortgage-backed security (MBS) whose holder receives only principal cash flows on the underlying mortgage pool. All the principal distribution due from the underlying collateral pool is paid to the MORE

Value Additivity Principal

Business / Finance / Value Additivity Principal: An allowance to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets, such as depreciation. MORE