A Word A Day : axiom

Monday, 30th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...

axiom :

Definition :

noun :

a self-evident rule or truth, a widely accepted saying

usage :

Everything that is living dies is an axiom.

An axiom in geometry is a rule that doesn't have to be proved, because its truth is accepted as obvious, self-evident or improvable.

That the rich get richer is an axiom. It is unquestionable. It is axiomatic.

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