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Axiomatic

[ak-see-ə-MAD-ik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, late 18th century

1.

Self-evident or unquestionable.

2.

(Mathematics) Relating to or containing axioms.

Examples of Axiomatic in a sentence

"You might think the solution is axiomatic, but I need more evidence."

"The suggestion to extend the deadline was axiomatic, and the vote was unanimous."

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About Axiomatic

“We hold these truths to be axiomatic.” Doesn’t have quite the same ring, does it? Axiomatic means self-evident, or so obvious that no evidence is needed. The Founding Fathers found life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to be axiomatic, but it still needed to be spelled out in the Declaration of Independence.

Did you Know?

We’re not teaching math here, but axiomatic is a helpful word to learn. Much of mathematical theory is built upon axioms. An axiom is a statement that is accepted to be true — a starting point. For example, Euclidean geometry starts with five axioms, and all theorems come from these simple axiomatic rules.

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