V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a commonplace belief that is widely accepted as true; 2. a proposition or assumption that must first be accepted in a logical proof

Synonyms: truism, assumption, maxim, adage, aphorism, postulate

Antonyms: absurdity

Tips: A word related to axiom is axiomatic, which describes something that is so clearly true or given that it scarcely needs mentioning.

Usage Examples:

Some political advisors stand behind the axiom that in order to win an election, a politician must seem pro education. (assumption, maxim)

The mathematician based his proof on several previously accepted axioms. (postulates, assumptions)

The woman's husband didn't feel the need to tell her he loved her because he thought it was axiomatic. (obviously true) adjective

You've based this proposal on several axioms that we have yet to prove. (assumptions)

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