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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

axiomaticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of axiomatic in a sentence

  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>



Did You Know?

An axiom is a principle widely accepted on the basis of its intrinsic merit or one regarded as self-evidently true. A statement that is axiomatic therefore, is one against which few people would argue. "Axiomatic" entered English from Middle Greek axiōmatikos, and "axiom" derived via Latin from Greek axiōma ("something worthy") and "axios" ("worthy"). The word axiom can also refer to a statement accepted as true as the basis for argument or inference. Such axioms are often employed in discussions of philosophy, as well as in mathematics and geometry (where they are sometimes called postulates).

Origin of axiomatic

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


First Known Use: 1797

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