Axiom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæksiəm|  American pronunciation of the word axiom
Brit.  |ˈaksɪəm|  British pronunciation of the word axiom

noun

- a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits (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
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