:: The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths.
- (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."
- (mathematics) A theorem that cannot be proved and is therefore fundamental, necessary, and assumed. Axioms form the basis of a mathematical system.
- An established principle in some art or science that is universally received.
Etymology: From axiome, from axioma.
- French: axiome(fr)m
- Italian: assioma(it)m
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