axiomatic axiomatic  /ˌæk si ə ˈmæ tɪk/


  1. (adj) evident without proof or argument
  2. (adj) containing aphorisms or maxims
  3. (adj) of or relating to or derived from axioms


  1. The idea that we might one day find a cure for cancer seems axiomatic to anyone trying to understand the disease.
  2. IT is axiomatic that industries most dependent on Government contracts are the first to feel the pinch of a budget cutback.
  3. It is almost axiomatic with consensus historians that violent revolutions do more harm than good.


  • GEORGE WILL: President Obama runs into a wall in Berlin

    It is axiomatic: Arms control is impossible until it is unimportant. This is because arms control is an arena of competition in which nations negotiate only those limits that advance their interests.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times


  1. "It is axiomatic," Olmert told reporters. "We will not be able to accept the fact that they [the Palestinians] will be relieved of the obligation to prevent terrorism from the Gaza Strip. The obligations [included] in the road map apply to...
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Ha'aretz

  2. "It's axiomatic that wage gains not backed by productivity in any sector put pressure either on prices or profit margins - depending on to what extent the enterprise can pass them on to their customers," Mr Stevens said. "You can't always...
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "In a democracy it's axiomatic that the majority will rule," Bremer said on NBC's Today.
    on Jan 13, 2004 By: Paul Bremer Source: USA Today

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