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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.
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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ax•i•om(ˈæk si əm)
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]
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A principle that is accepted as true without proof; a postulate.
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|Noun||1.||axiom - a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits|
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
gnome - a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
moralism - a moral maxim
|2.||axiom - (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident|
Euclidean axiom, Euclid's axiom, Euclid's postulate - (mathematics) any of five axioms that are generally recognized as the basis for Euclidean geometry
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
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noun principle, fundamental, maxim, gnome, adage, postulate, dictum, precept, aphorism, truism, apophthegm the long-held axiom that education leads to higher income
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بَديهِيّه، حَقيقَة مُقَرَّرَه
aksioma, acīmredzama patiesība
axiom[ˈæksɪəm] N → axioma m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
axiom[ˈæksiəm] n → axiome m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Axiom nt
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axiom[ˈæksɪəm] n → assioma m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a fact or statement which is definitely true and accepted as a principle or rule. aksioom بَديهِيّه، حَقيقَة مُقَرَّرَه аксиома axioma axiom das Axiom grundsætning; aksiom αξίωμαaxioma aksioom اصل بدیهی؛ واقعیت متعارف aksiooma axiome אַקסיוֹמָה स्वयंसिद्धि aksiom alapigazság dalil lögmál, grundvallarregla assioma 公理 자명한 이치, 원칙 aksioma aksioma, acīmredzama patiesība prinsip axiomaselvinnlysende påstand, aksiomaksjomat حقیقت axioma axiomă аксиома axióma aksiom aksiom axiom กฎเกณฑ์ที่ยอมรับกันทั่วไป aksiyom, belit (數學)公理，定律 аксіома بدیہی ، اول ، درست chân lý （数）公理
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