How do you say Tenet?
pronunciation note for tenet
The word tenet , defined here, should not be hard to pronounce. For speakers of American English, say the number ten, then add the pronoun it , and you have tenet , pronounced (tenit).
What does Tenet mean?
: a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true especially : one held in common by members of an organization, movement, or profession.
Is Tenet a real word?
But, what does Tenet actually mean? The dictionary definition is “a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy”, but there is something larger at play. The word “tenet” is a palindrome, meaning that it’s spelt the same way forwards as it is backwards.
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