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axiomatic

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adjective ax·i·om·at·ic \ˌak-sē-ə-ˈma-tik\

Simple Definition of axiomatic

  • : obviously true

Full Definition of axiomatic

  1. 1 :  taken for granted :  self-evident <an axiomatic truth>

  2. 2 :  based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms <axiomatic set theory>

ax·i·om·at·i·cal·lyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of axiomatic

  1. It is axiomatic that good athletes have a strong mental attitude.

  2. <it's axiomatic that the instinct for self-preservation is universal throughout the animal kingdom>



Origin of axiomatic

Middle Greek axiōmatikos, from Greek, honorable, from axiōmat-, axiōma


First Known Use: 1797

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