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Axiom

ax·i·om

  [ak-see-uhm]  Show IPA

noun

1.

a self-evident truth that requires no proof.
2.

a universally accepted principle or rule.
3.

Logic, Mathematics . a proposition that is assumed without prooffor the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it.
Origin: 
1475–85;  < Latin axiōma  < Greek:  something worthy, equivalent toaxiō-,  variant stem of axioûn  to reckon worthy + -ma  resultative nounsuffix
 
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