axiomatic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj axiomatic evident without proof or argument "an axiomatic truth","we hold these truths to be self-evident"
    • adj axiomatic of or relating to or derived from axioms "axiomatic physics","the postulational method was applied to geometry"- S.S.Stevens"
    • adj axiomatic containing aphorisms or maxims "axiomatic wisdom"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Axiomatic Of or pertaining to an axiom; having the nature of an axiom; self-evident; characterized by axioms. "Axiomatical truth.""The stores of axiomatic wisdom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • axiomatic Of the nature of an axiom, self-evident truth, or received principle; self-evident.
    • axiomatic Full of axioms or maxims; aphoristic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Hence arises the axiomatic distinction which I find the key to the subject.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
We must not assume any of the rights of property as axiomatic.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Nineteenth century Liberalism is, in fact, axiomatically hostile to the State.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Like most generalizations, the statement that a woman cannot climb a tree is not an axiomatic truth.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
He had accepted it as axiomatic, I thought, that his son must be a gentleman.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Last century it was received as an axiomatic truth.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
Here, as so often elsewhere, the heresy of an elder day has come to seem almost an axiomatic truth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Now let us follow Herr Duehring's axiomatic utterances a little further.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
This is a statement so obvious and axiomatic that it hardly needs writing down.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
That God cannot be the God of the dead, but of the living, is axiomatic.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
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In news:

IT USED TO BE AXIOMATIC that a car radio that comes with the car can't be very good.
It seems axiomatic that the more precise we try to be, the less certain we become.
It is an unexamined assumption on the part of gun-control activists that the possession of a firearm by a law-abiding person will almost axiomatically cause that person to fire it at another human being in a moment of stress.
Kids will play, fall and get hurt with or without inflated bouncers, and it's axiomatic that more usage would mean more accidents.
With her large, if rare, grin and high forehead, Liv Ullmann was always the least dreamy of the axiomatic New Wave–era actresses—she was no one's Anna Karina or Monica Vitti—and the most discomfitingly fierce.
HATTIESBURG — It's become axiomatic to talk of an overall nursing shortage in the health care profession, but no less of a concern, according to some observers, is the lack of nurses sporting PhD s.
 It is axiomatic that statistics are often misleading and Los Angeles Police Department data citing a major drop in homicides citywide is a prime example.
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In science:

The notion of conformal superalgebra (vertex Lie superalgebra) is formulated in and independently, which is an axiomatic description of Lie superalgebras with OPE with respect to the infinitely many operations a(j) b = cj as above.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
An axiomatic framework for Bayesian and belief-function propagation.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Mossberg, Axiomatic vertex algebras and the Jacobi identity, J.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
Our method is axiomatic and can be applied in other situations.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
We have chosen an axiomatic approach that is similar in spirit to the one introduced by the second author in [Um] to deal with vertices and was further studied in [TU 1].
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
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