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axiom
Any of the assumptions on which a mathematical theory is based.
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axiom
1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim; a saying which is widely accepted on its own merits.
2. An established rule, a principle, or a law.
3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.
4. A basic proposition of a system that, although unproven, is used to prove the other propositions in the system.
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