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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aph·o·rism /ˈæfəˌrɪzəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aph·o·rism n.  A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words; a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather than to practical matters.
    The first aphorism of Hippocrates is, =\“Life is short, and the art is long.”\=   --Fleming.
 Syn: -- Axiom; maxim; adage; proverb; apothegm; saying; saw; truism; dictum. See Axiom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a short pithy instructive saying [syn: apothegm, apophthegm]