# Axiomatic

pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious.

aphoristic.

Contemporary *Examples*

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

Historical *Examples*

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

**adjective**

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

**adj.**

1797, from Greek axiomatikos, from axioma (genitive axiomatos); see axiom. Form axiomatical is attested from 1580s.

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