pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious.

Also ax·i·o·mat·i·cal.

Origin of axiomatic

1790–1800; < Greek axiōmatikós, equivalent to axiōmat- (stem of axíōma axiom) + -ikos -ic
Related formsax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ax·i·o·mat·ic, adjectivenon·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal, adjectivenon·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ax·i·o·mat·ic, adjectiveun·ax·i·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • 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.


    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.


    Joseph Le Conte

British Dictionary definitions for axiomatic




relating to or resembling an axiom; self-evident
containing maxims; aphoristic
(of a logical system) consisting of a set of axioms from which theorems are derived by transformation rulesCompare natural deduction
Derived Formsaxiomatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for axiomatic

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

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