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noun 
  1. (philosophy) A self-evident and necessary truth; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; a proposition whose truth is so evident that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer. For example, "The whole is greater than a part."
  2. (mathematics) A theorem that cannot be proved and is therefore fundamental, necessary, and assumed. Axioms form the basis of a mathematical system.
  3. An established principle in some art or science that is universally received.
:: The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths. Translations: 
  • French: axiome(fr)m
  • Italian: assioma(it)m
Etymology: From axiome, from axioma.


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