The matter of which geometry treats is first defined by the **axioms**.

Chimes of bells to call the people to paper-philosophy and **axioms**!

Heavens, with what pained looks, with what platitudes and proverbs, with what reproofs and **axioms** and sentiments!

Quite unconsciously, John assimilated the Caterpillar's **axioms**.

Cassandra made a mental note to think over its **axioms** at her leisure.

They imply certain propositions which might be regarded as **axioms**.

These **axioms** of political economy were discoveries in his day.

These are the **axioms** which properly relate only to quantities (quanta) as such.

A vastly greater number of **axioms**, which Euclid unconsciously employs, are required for the proof of his propositions.

I tried to run through my **axioms**, and I was suddenly terrified.

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").