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The Definition of - axiom (noun)

    a self-evident truth that requires no proof.
    a universally accepted principle or rule.
    Logic, Mathematics. a proposition that is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it.

Word Example of - axiom

    Example Sentences for axiom

    When either side will not collide, it is an axiom of controversy that it desires to prevent the truth from being elicited.

    "No thing is stronger than it is in its weakest point" is an axiom.

    “After a storm comes a calm,” says the old adage, but the reverse of this axiom holds equally good at sea.

    This is a purely spiritual question and brings us to the third axiom.

    I lay it down as an axiom, that only that is criminal in the sight of God where crime is meditated.

    She was rather tired of the axiom that all women, at all times, are perfection.

    It is an axiom in conjuring that the best trick loses half its effect on repetition.

    Let us not hesitate to denounce as false this proposition which is presented to us as an axiom.

    As a matter of course, a producers' society will enforce the axiom: No luxuries for any until the necessaries are supplied to all.

    At a later day, in a holier cause, the line remains an axiom.

Word Origin & History of - axiom

    Word Origin & History

    axiom late 15c., from M.Fr. axiome, from L. axioma, from Gk. axioma "authority," lit. "that which is thought worthy or fit," from axioun "to think worthy," from axios "worthy, worth, of like value, weighing as much," from PIE adj. *ag-ty-o- "weighty," from base *ag- "to drive, draw, move" (cf. Gk. agein "weigh, pull").

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