# axiom

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## axiom

self-evident truth; universally accepted principle or rule: “As sure as day follows night” is an axiom.
Not to be confused with:
adage – traditional saying; proverb: An old adage states that you reap what you sow.

## ax·i·om

(ăk′sē-əm)
n.
1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim: "It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and services" (Albert Jay Nock).
2. An established rule, principle, or law.
3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.

[Middle English, from Old French axiome, from Latin axiōma, axiōmat-, from Greek, from axios, worthy; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

## axiom

(ˈæksɪəm)
n
1. (Mathematics) a generally accepted proposition or principle, sanctioned by experience; maxim
2. a universally established principle or law that is not a necessary truth: the axioms of politics.
3. (Logic) a self-evident statement
4. (Logic) logic maths a statement or formula that is stipulated to be true for the purpose of a chain of reasoning: the foundation of a formal deductive system. Compare assumption4
5. (Mathematics) logic maths a statement or formula that is stipulated to be true for the purpose of a chain of reasoning: the foundation of a formal deductive system. Compare assumption4
[C15: from Latin axiōma a principle, from Greek, from axioun to consider worthy, from axios worthy]

## ax•i•om

(ˈæk si əm)

n.
1. a self-evident truth that requires no proof.
2. a universally accepted principle or rule.
3. a proposition in logic or mathematics that is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it.
[1475–85; < Latin axiōma < Greek: something worthy <axiō-, variant s. of axioûn to think worthy]

## ax·i·om

(ăk′sē-əm)
A principle that is accepted as true without proof; a postulate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 axiom - a saying that is widely accepted on its own meritsmaximlocution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"aphorism, apophthegm, apothegm - a short pithy instructive sayinggnome - a short pithy saying expressing a general truthmoralism - a moral maxim 2 axiom - (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evidentEuclidean axiom, Euclid's axiom, Euclid's postulate - (mathematics) any of five axioms that are generally recognized as the basis for Euclidean geometrylogic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inferenceproposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

## axiom

noun the long-held axiom that education leads to higher income

## axiom

noun
A broad and basic rule or truth:
Translations
بَديهِيّه، حَقيقَة مُقَرَّرَه
аксиома
axiom
aksiomgrundsætning
aksiomiperuslauseperusväiteperusväittämä
aksiom
alapigazságaxióma
lögmál, grundvallarregla
axioma
aksioma
aksioma, acīmredzama patiesība
axióma
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axiom
aksiyombelit

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## axiom

(ˈӕksiəm) noun
a fact or statement which is definitely true and accepted as a principle or rule.
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