Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

axiomatic

[ak-see-uh-mat-ik] /ˌæk si əˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious.
Also, axiomatical.
Origin of axiomatic
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Greek axiōmatikós, equivalent to axiōmat- (stem of axíōma axiom) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
axiomatically, adverb
nonaxiomatic, adjective
nonaxiomatical, adjective
nonaxiomatically, adverb
unaxiomatic, adjective
unaxiomatically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for axiomatic
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • It was axiomatic that there had to be some sort of vertical structure to society, naturally.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • We must not assume any of the rights of property as axiomatic.

    Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
  • This is too axiomatic to enlarge upon, but the illustration is strong.

    That Last Waif Horace Fletcher
  • It was axiomatic with him also that it is not tossed at once.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus
  • We call this the law of causation, and say that it is axiomatic.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • We might call it a law of causation, and say that it too is axiomatic.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • He had accepted it as axiomatic, I thought, that his son must be a gentleman.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for axiomatic

axiomatic

/ˌæksɪəˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or resembling an axiom; self-evident
2.
containing maxims; aphoristic
3.
(of a logical system) consisting of a set of axioms from which theorems are derived by transformation rules Compare natural deduction
Derived Forms
axiomatically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for axiomatic
adj.

1797, from Greek axiomatikos, from axioma (genitive axiomatos); see axiom. Form axiomatical is attested from 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for axiomatic

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for axiomatic

20
22
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for axiomatic