pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious.
When you pay them more, it is axiomatic that they will spend more.
Obama Should Take on the Private Sector’s Wage Delusion Daniel Gross July 23, 2013
After Vietnam, it was axiomatic that the press would approach those in power with a skepticism verging on cynicism.
Nixon, Obama, and How We Lost Trust in the U.S. Government Stuart Stevens October 30, 2013
Yes, I know, it’s not axiomatic that a vote against Upton means a loss.
In Defense of the House 39 Michael Tomasky November 17, 2013
It was always accepted by us as axiomatic until we took the Philippines.
The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912 James H. Blount
It was axiomatic that there had to be some sort of vertical structure to society, naturally.
The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
A boy smiles at the waste of time in telling him such an axiomatic or self-evident fact.
Praying for Money Russell H. Conwell
We must not assume any of the rights of property as axiomatic.
Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
That principle is axiomatic in its truth: the heart will ever follow the head.
The Young Priest’s Keepsake Michael Phelan
This is too axiomatic to enlarge upon, but the illustration is strong.
That Last Waif Horace Fletcher
The former quotation gives, it may be incidentally mentioned, a good example of Herr Duehring’s axiomatic grandiloquence.
Landmarks of Scientific Socialism Friedrich Engels
relating to or resembling an axiom; self-evident
containing maxims; aphoristic
(of a logical system) consisting of a set of axioms from which theorems are derived by transformation rules Compare natural deduction
1797, from Greek axiomatikos, from axioma (genitive axiomatos); see axiom. Form axiomatical is attested from 1580s.
- Axiomatic set theory
axiomatic set theory theory One of several approaches to set theory, consisting of a formal language for talking about sets and a collection of axioms describing how they behave. There are many different axiomatisations for set theory. Each takes a slightly different approach to the problem of finding a theory that captures as much as […]
- Axiomatic semantics
axiomatic semantics theory A set of assertions about properties of a system and how they are effected by program execution. The axiomatic semantics of a program could include pre- and post-conditions for operations. In particular if you view the program as a state transformer (or collection of state transformers), the axiomatic semantics is a set […]
pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious. aphoristic. Contemporary Examples Which is to say, the existence of a bad thing does not imply, axiomatically, that there is a legislative solution to it. Even Good Laws Sometimes Don’t Work Megan McArdle October 30, 2012 To people on the right, it’s axiomatically the […]
noun the process of defining mathematical systems by a set of axioms Examples The Boolean logic of propositions has many different axiomatizations which are formally equivalent.