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Examples of axiomatic in a Sentence
It is axiomatic that good athletes have a strong mental attitude.
it's axiomatic that the instinct for self-preservation is universal throughout the animal kingdom
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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 and Etymology of axiomatic
Middle Greek axiōmatikos, from Greek, honorable, from axiōmat-, axiōma —see axiom
First Known Use: 1785
AXIOMATIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of axiomatic for English Language Learners
: obviously true
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