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Teapot Riddle no.43
Rules
I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings
Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...)
Try to figure out the word with my hints.

today less hints than usual
First Hint:

My first teapot is elemental to survive
My second teapot isn't elemental to survive
My third teapot helps to survive
My fourth teapot helps the third teapot

Second and last Hint:

My first teapot is a basic market principle
My second teapot is a basic presentation principle
My third teapot is a general principle
My fourth teapot comes from the principal

Good luck and have fun :)
last riddle
and probz to Shahriar Mahmud Sajid for making it

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I believe you are:

ORDER

My first teapot is elemental to survive / is a basic market principle

To place an order as you would order food. You can't survive without food. Likewise ordering stock is essential for any kind of sales or marketing.

My second teapot isn't elemental to survive / is a basic presentation principle

You would present things in order but this is not necessarily essential to survival.

My third teapot helps to survive / is a general principle

The state of order (as opposed to chaos) helps survival.

My fourth teapot helps the third teapot / comes from the principal

A command from an authority (such as a school principal) helps create a state of order.

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Perhaps you are

INTEREST

although some of these meanings seem uncomfortably close to one another and some of the hints don't fit as well as I'd like.

First teapot refers to

what matters to a person or institution, as in phrases like "in your best interest" or "self-interested". It's "elemental to survive" because remaining alive is perhaps the most fundamental interest any living thing has, and because a person or animal that didn't pursue its own interests would die. It's "a basic market principle" because, to an excellent approximation commonly used in economics, participants in a market are simply seeking their own interests.

Second teapot refers to

being interested in things. It's "not elemental to survive" because "curiosity killed the cat", or perhaps just because you can survive just fine if you're bored. It's "a basic presentation principle" because if you're giving a presentation, the most important thing is to keep the audience interested in what you say.

Third teapot refers to

having a financial stake in something; e.g., if you hold shares in a company you can be said to have an "interest" in it. It "helps to survive" in the same way as any asset does. It is "a general principle" because, er, um, I'm not sure. (Perhaps the first and third meanings need to be switched?)

Fourth teapot refers to

interest on loans. It "helps the third teapot" because, well, again I'm not quite sure, but many businesses benefit from e.g. issuing bonds. (Here again switching first and third would help, but other things would suffer.) It "comes from the principal" in the sense that being paid interest on a loan is a consequence of loaning out the principal.

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  • $\begingroup$ thats not the word i'm looking for $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 5 '18 at 12:01
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    $\begingroup$ Ah well, never mind. It was worth a go. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Oct 5 '18 at 13:30
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Is your teapot

HAND?

My first teapot is elemental to survive

This might refer to the Invisible Hand

My second teapot isn't elemental to survive

Using HANDS to point or gesture

My third teapot helps to survive

You need HANDS to survive

My fourth teapot helps the third teapot

Hey, give them a HAND!

Second and last Hint: My first teapot is a basic market principle

The Invisible Hand is an economic principle postulated by Adam Smith

My second teapot is a basic presentation principle

Gesturing with hands is encouraged in presentations

My third teapot is a general principle

Generally everyone needs hands

My fourth teapot comes from the principal

Who can give you a hand

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  • $\begingroup$ it's not, sorrry. Nice try though $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 5 '18 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ Also, what is the difference between the second and third teapot? $\endgroup$ – hexomino Oct 5 '18 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ @hexomino In some context second and third are same, but the third is more general $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 5 '18 at 15:01
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My guess is

Savings

You can explain it as

1. Saving stocks/money for future usage.
2. It is like saving your presentation on the computer.
3. Like saving food or material.
4. Your savings come from the money that you have or the principal amount.

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    $\begingroup$ It's not but nice try :) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 5 '18 at 15:00
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Is the answer

Discipline

My first teapot is elemental to survive My first teapot is a basic market principle

self-control or self-restraint (discipline) is important both to survive as well as in the market.

My second teapot isn't elemental to survive My second teapot is a basic presentation principle

An orderly pattern of behavior (discipline) isn't elemental to survive, but it is a good presentation principle to be orderly.

My third teapot helps to survive My third teapot is a general principle

A subject that is taught (or a discipline) helps survive and is a general principle

My fourth teapot helps the third teapot My fourth teapot comes from the principal

This can be the discipline handed down from teachers/principles to enforce good learning environments

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  • $\begingroup$ almost but not the word I'm referring to, nice try :) $\endgroup$ – user52327 Oct 8 '18 at 7:50

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