What Does Axiomatic Mean?


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Axiomatic is something related to or resembling an axiom, a universally accepted truth or a maxim. The word "axiomatic" is an adjective form of the noun "axiom." The word axiomatic has synonyms like aphoristic, obvious, gnomic, proverbial, self-evident etc. The word finds a lot of relevance in the world of algebra, geometry and logic. Axiomatic theories find their roots in Greek philosophers and mathematicians who believed in the all pervasive truth of axioms.

The word was used the first time in the latter part of the 18the century. The phrase "axiomatic wisdom" means using intelligence which cannot be disputed because it does not require any proof for its correctness. Axiomatic incidentally, is also a collection of short science fiction story books by Greg Egan.

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