# Axiom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

*Amer.*|ˈæksiəm|

*Brit.*|ˈaksɪəm|

#### noun

- a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

- (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

*(syn: maxim)*- (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

### Examples

one of the key axioms of the theory of evolution

However, he should heed an axiom from the pretelevision age: physician, heal thyself.

### Word forms

*noun*

singular: axiom

plural: axioms