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More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.Harold J. Smith
See also Axiom
- (philosophy) A self-evident and necessary truth; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; a proposition whose truth is so evident that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer.
- (mathematics) An unproved theorem that serves as a basis for deduction of other theorems. E.g., "A point has no mass; a line has no width. A plane is a flat surface with no mass and contains an infinity of points and lines".
- An established principle in some art or science that is universally received.
- The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths.
An alternative plural form axiomata is very rare usage in English.
other terms of interest
self-evident and necessary truth
mathematics: unproved theorem
established principle in art or science
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