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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH axiom1. adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom , maxim, proverb2. assumption, axiom , premise, presumption
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With an ATP, a programmer can code in all the rules, or axioms, and then ask if a particular conjecture follows those rules.How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning?|Stephen Ornes|August 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Gödel’s main maneuver was to map statements about a system of axioms onto statements within the system — that is, onto statements about numbers.
By the first theorem, this set of axioms would then necessarily be incomplete.
We’ve learned that if a set of axioms is consistent, then it is incomplete.
It would mean that there exists a sequence of formulas built from these axioms that proves the formula that means, metamathematically, “This set of axioms is consistent.”
Whether or not Hippocrates ever actually said “First, do no harm,” the axiom is central to medical ethics.Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos|Russell Saunders|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jakes says he believes in the axiom that the act of forgiveness is not really a gift to others as much as it is a gift to oneself.Bishop T.D. Jakes on His New Book and Whitney Houston’s Death|Allison Samuels|March 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's Tip O'Neill's famous axiom in reverse: now all politics is national.Senator Jon Tester: The Democrats' Last Best Hope|Andrew Romano|May 8, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It is a generally accepted axiom that a public man cannot afford to be modest in these go-ahead days of "boom."The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
This truth is as old as Homer, and its proofs are as capable of demonstration as a mathematical axiom.
By this, OLeary understood that he was definitely adopted by virtue of the axiom of what was his was theirs.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
That was an axiom on which was founded a vigorous war against all capillary adornments.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
He starts with the axiom that the whole amount of attention a reader can give at any moment is limited and fixed.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
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In mathematics, a statement that is unproved but accepted as a basis for other statements, usually because it seems so obvious.