axiom axiom  /ˈæk si əm/


  1. (n) a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
  2. (n) (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

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  • It is an axiom that what goes up must come down.


  1. Equal Time: No, sir, the North Fork is indeed my home

    In politics, there is an old axiom about news coverage: It doesn’t matter what they say about you as long as they spell your name right. Even so, I want to set the record straight. Last week, without bothering to call me for comment prior to publication, Times/Review executive editor Grant Parpan published an op-ed [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Suffolk Times

  2. This Peter Lynch-Style Pick Could Deliver 184% Returns

    I am reminded of the old Peter Lynch axiom, "Invest in what you know," when I think about the fact that the price of a gallon of gasoline in many parts of the country is now above $4. In fact, ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: StreetAuthority Network via Yahoo! Finance

  3. IntApp Announces Acquisition of Advanced Productivity Software, Makers of DTE Axiom

    IntApp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted time recording software for law firms, today announced the acquisition of Advanced Productivity Software , makers of DTE Axiom deskt
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. He added that, "I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place. I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen. Yet I declared as an axiom that video games can never be Art. I still believe this, but I should never have said...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source:

  2. "Conner's axiom -- never fight unless you have to -- looms over policy discussions today on rogue nations like Iran that support terrorism, that is a destabilizing force throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and in my judgement, is...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: AFP

  3. "There's an axiom, 'if you put it in a movie, no one will believe it,'" Affleck told Reuters.
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Ben Affleck Source: Reuters UK

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