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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
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
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Examples for axiomatic
  • The chapter dealing with axiomatic theories is the best section of the book.
  • It was once regarded as axiomatic that globalisation would marginalise politics.
  • Yet it is the central thesis of modern axiomatic mathematics that abstractness is the price of simplicity.
  • The result is an axiomatic system that has little relevance to the real world.
  • It is axiomatic that any study of legal education necessarily entails a study of bar examinations.
  • Theories long accepted as axiomatic have recently been shaken by new scientific discoveries.
  • That knitwear travels is now axiomatic.
  • If some set of axiomatic rules is defined there can be certain statements which are neither provable nor disprovable.
  • This is due to a ubiquitous ceiling that should be axiomatic to economists and financiers a like.
  • Our difference of opinion is axiomatic, which makes it very difficult, but not hopeless.
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
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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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