self-evident

adjective

self-ev·​i·​dent ˌself-ˈe-və-dənt How to pronounce self-evident (audio)
-ˌdent
: evident without proof or reasoning
self-evidently adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-evident was in 1643

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“Self-evident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-evident. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

self-evident

adjective

self-ev·​i·​dent
ˈsel-ˈfev-əd-ənt,
-ə-ˌdent
: having no need of proof
self-evident truths

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