What is another word for axiom?

Pronunciation: [ˈaksɪəm] (IPA)

An axiom is a statement that is considered to be self-evident and accepted without proof. Some synonyms for axiom include: principle, postulate, maxim, fundamental, basic, truism, theorem, law, dictum, dogma, assertion, belief, creed, and doctrine. All of these words suggest a self-evident truth that is accepted by a group of people or society as a whole. Whether they are mathematical theorems, philosophical tenets, or religious beliefs, these statements are considered to be the foundation upon which other beliefs and ideas are built. So, next time you come across an axiom, remember that it is not just a standalone truth, but a pillar of thought upon which much else relies.

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Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning to another word. The word axiom, which refers to a statement or principle that is self-evident or obvious, has a few antonyms. One is the word paradox, which refers to a statement or situation that is seemingly contradictory or absurd but is actually true. Another antonym for axiom is fallacy, which refers to a mistaken belief or argument. A third antonym for axiom is ambiguity, which refers to something that is unclear or can be interpreted in more than one way. Lastly, the word fiction can also be an antonym for axiom, as it refers to something that is made up or not based on reality, whereas axioms are based on observable or self-evident truths.

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Usage examples for Axiom

Perhaps it's Nature's protest against your axiom that man's chief business is dollar-making.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
Employes should remember that very truthful axiom: "The employe who never does more than he is paid for is never paid for more than he does."
"Dollars and Sense"
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
This constant assertion of the necessity of evil would land Mr. Browning in a dilemma, if the axiom were presented by him in any character of dogmatic truth: since it claims priority for certain laws of thought over a Being which, if Omnipotent, must have created them.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Axiom

  • Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
    Walt Alston
  • It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
    Aneurin Bevan
  • The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions.
    Alonzo Church
  • It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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