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axiom (noun) a rule or principle accepted as true.

An axiom is a statement, principle, rule, or a theory that is accepted by most people as true. A truth which is self-evident and needs no proof is also an axiom. For example, when you state that future cannot be predicted accurately, you are stating an axiom - a statement which everyone agrees is true and so needs no proof. That there are cases of some children too intelligent for their age is another example of an axiom.

  • In every branch of science, while certain facts need unambiguous proofs, certain other facts are axioms. In fact, axioms provide the basis for the more complicated and advanced theories.
  • Jenson's lecture yesterday attracted no comments, as it was full of axioms which none challenged, as they were accepted as true by almost all the listeners.
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