Definition of axiom:
- A self- evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, " The whole is greater than a part;" " A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be."
- An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.
- instruction (part of speech: noun)
topic (part of speech: noun)
- truth (part of speech: noun)
- maxim (part of speech: noun)
" Why," said he, " a child of my own is a luxury I am never likely to possess as long as I have wit to remember the fundamental axiom of philosophy: entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatum; so it is natural enough fate should single me out to repair the negligence of those who have failed to observe that admirable principle.- "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
- "The Cost of Shelter", Ellen H. Richards.
- "History of the United Netherlands, 1594", John Lothrop Motley.