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axiom

ax·i·om

axiom

 
 
pronunciation:
aek si m
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an obvious or generally accepted principle.
Practice makes perfect is a familiar axiom.It is an axiom of politics that the more unhappy the voters are at election time, the more likely they will be to reject the party in power.
synonyms:
postulate
similar words:
assumption, given, premise, principle, rule, truth
definition 2: in mathematics, a statement, often one regarded as obvious, that is accepted without proof as a basis for proving other statements; postulate.
A fundamental axiom is that two points determine exactly one line.
synonyms:
postulate
similar words:
hypothesis, premise, proposition, theorem
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