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noun as in principle

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Instead of challenging the basic axioms of the welfare state, he simply promised to prevent Democrats from taking them to excess.

Pekar parallels this, notably in axioms like, “Nationalism and ethnic pride… delay human development.”

Heavens, with what pained looks, with what platitudes and proverbs, with what reproofs and axioms and sentiments!

The axiom, "Equals subtracted from equals leave equal differences," may be demonstrated from the two axioms in the text.

Whatever may be the precise date of these axioms the ideas they express well repay careful consideration.

The bases of its teaching are simply "axioms" which are incapable of proof.

They imply certain propositions which might be regarded as axioms.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to axioms, such as: aphorism, dictum, maxim, precept, adage, and theorem.

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