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axiomatic

adjective

  1. (obvious)  evident without proof or argument
    Synonyms: axiomatical, self-evident, taken for granted [predicate]. Similar to: obvious
  2. (aphoristic)  containing aphorisms or maxims
    Synonyms: aphoristic, axiomatical.
  3. (postulational)  of, relating to, or derived from axioms
    Synonyms: axiomatical, postulational.

Etymology summary

Greek axiomatikos, from axioma (genitive axiomatos); see "axiom". Form...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Axiomatic system

any set of axioms from which some or all axioms can be used in conjunction to logically derive theorems. A mathematical theory consists of an axiomatic system and all its derived theorems. An axiomatic system that is completely described is a special... (42 of 1884 words)

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Axiomatic (disambiguation)

In mathematics, an "axiomatic" theory is one based on axioms | Axiomatic (story collection), a collection of short stories by Greg Egan | Axiomatic (album), a 2005 album by Australian band Taxiride | Axiom (disambiguation) (32 of 84 words, 4 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatical | self-evident [synonym, sense-specific] | aphoristic [synonym, sense-specific] | axiomatically [adverb, derived]

relating to or resembling an axiom; self-evident | containing maxims; aphoristic | (of a logical system) consisting of a set of axioms from which ... (22 of 432 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

axiomatic | self-evident [synonym, sense-specific] | prima facie [synonym, sense-specific] | self-explanatory [similar, sense-specific] | apparent [similar, sense-specific] | clear [similar, sense-specific] | evident [similar, sense-specific] | hands-down [similar, sense-specific] | manifest [similar, sense-specific] | ...

taken for granted; "self-evident" | based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms (14 of 123 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatically [derived]

self-evident or unquestionable | [math] : relating to or containing axioms (10 of 68 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/axiomatic

Cambridge Dictionary:

axiomatic [formal] | axiomatically [adverb, derived]

obviously true and therefore not needing to be proved (9 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/axiomatic

American Heritage Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatically [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or resembling an axiom; self-evident (8 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

axiomatic | axiomatical [synonym, sense-specific] | self-evident [synonym, sense-specific] | Obvious [synonym, sense-specific]

Evident without proof or argument. | Of or pertaining to an axiom. | [informal] Obvious. (13 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatically [adverb, related]

generally believed to be obvious or true (7 of 33 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatical [sense-specific] | aphoristic [synonym, sense-specific]

pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious. | aphoristic (12 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/axiomatic

New World Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatically [adverb, related]

of or like an axiom | self-evident or aphoristic (8 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

axiomatic

self-evidently true, or universally accepted as being true | consisting of or based on axioms (14 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588053​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

axiomatic

First use: 1797

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

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Oxford Dictionary:

axiomatic

First use: late 18th century

Origin: Greek axiōmatikos, from axiōma "what is thought fitting" (see "axiom")

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Merriam-Webster:

axiomatic

First use: 1797

Origin: Middle Greek axiōmatikos, from Greek, honorable, from axiōmat-, axiōma

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Wiktionary:

axiomatic

Origin: Ancient Greek ἀξιωματικός (aksiōmatikos), in turn from ἀξίωμα (aksiōma)

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New World Dictionary:

axiomatic

Origin: Greek axiōmatikos

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Encarta Dictionary:

axiomatic

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: Greek axiōmatikos from stem of axiōma

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

axiomatic | axiomatical

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Cambridge Dictionary:

axiomatic [formal]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

axiomatic

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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the Free Dictionary:

axiomatic

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Google Dictionary:

axiomatic

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

axiomatic

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YourDictionary Audio:

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