Definition of axiom
- one of the axioms of the theory of evolution
- cites the axiom "no one gives what he does not have"
- the axioms of wisdom
one of the key axioms of the theory of evolution
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In mathematics or logic, an axiom is an unprovable rule or first principle accepted as true because it is self-evident or particularly useful. “Nothing can both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect” is an example of an axiom. The term is often used interchangeably with postulate, though the latter term is sometimes reserved for mathematical applications (such as the postulates of Euclidean geometry). It should be contrasted with a theorem, which requires a rigorous proof.
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