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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An accepted principle. A rule or principle that is generally considered to be true.

Usage examples (36)
  • It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
  • So if the math relates to a physics matter the "axiom" is tested.
  • No, the axiom is concerned with the morality of genocide.
  • The old journalism axiom is "Get it first, but get it right." for more
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  • Grandparents usually tell children "axioms" (self-evident truths) about life. Physicists talk about "axions" (hypothetical particles of matter) when trying to explain the universe.
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