axiomatic

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From Ancient Greek ἀξιωματικός (aksiōmatikós), in turn from ἀξίωμα (aksíōma)

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axiomatic (comparative more axiomatic, superlative most axiomatic)

  1. Evident without proof or argument.
    • 1932, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World:
      The students nodded, emphatically agreeing with a statement which upwards of sixty-two thousand repetitions in the dark had made them accept, not merely as true, but as axiomatic, self-evident, utterly indisputable.
    • 1984, Justice William Brennan, Welsh v. Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court (66 U.S. 740, 748)
      It is axiomatic that the "physical entry of the home is the chief evil against which the wording of the Fourth Amendment is directed."
  2. Of or pertaining to an axiom.
  3. (informal) Obvious.

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