self-evident

[self-ev-i-duhnt, self-]
adjective
evident in itself without proof or demonstration; axiomatic.

Origin:
1665–75

self-evidence, noun
self-evidently, adverb


obvious, self-explanatory.
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self-evident
 
adj
containing its own evidence or proof without need of further demonstration
 
self-'evidence
 
n
 
self-'evidently
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

self-evident
1690, from self + evident (q.v.). First attested in Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding."
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Example sentences
And yet the defensive or attacking advantage of skull frills and back plates is
  not self-evident.
Even a subject as self-evident as switches gets a full page, covering more
  obscure variants such as tilt and trip switches.
To people who know dogs well, this might seem self-evident.
The ability to re-establish intimacy is self-evident.
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