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 Dictionary entry overview: What does axiomatic mean? 

AXIOMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective AXIOMATIC has 3 senses:

1. evident without proof or argument
2. containing aphorisms or maxims
3. of or relating to or derived from axioms

  Familiarity information: AXIOMATIC used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

AXIOMATIC (adjective)

Sense 1axiomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Evident without proof or argument


axiomatic; self-evident; taken for granted

Context examples:

an axiomatic truth / we hold these truths to be self-evident


obvious (easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind)

Sense 2axiomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Containing aphorisms or maxims

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


aphoristic; axiomatic

Context example:

axiomatic wisdom


axiom (a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits)

Sense 3axiomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to or derived from axioms

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


axiomatical; postulational; axiomatic

Context examples:

axiomatic physics / the postulational method was applied to geometry


axiom ((logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident)

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