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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.

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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axio-, axi-
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