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axiomatic

[ak-see-uh-mat-ik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious.
  2. aphoristic.
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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
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Related Words for axiomatic

aphoristic, absolute, accepted, assumed, certain, fundamental, given, indubitable, manifest, obvious, proverbial, self-evident, unquestioned

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Contemporary Examples of axiomatic

Historical Examples of axiomatic

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for axiomatic

axiomatic

axiomatical

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 rulesCompare natural deduction
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Derived Formsaxiomatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for axiomatic

adj.

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

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