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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AXIOMS

These are axioms: outside of these axioms, all is ipso facto null.

Now, let us see: did M. Bonaparte, in his ballot of the 20th of December, obey these axioms?

All Euclid is in the definitions and axioms and postulates at the beginning.

A generalisation of this remark gives us the first axioms of all government.

Chimes of bells to call the people to paper-philosophy and axioms!

Quite unconsciously, John assimilated the Caterpillar's axioms.

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

They imply certain propositions which might be regarded as axioms.

These are the axioms which properly relate only to quantities (quanta) as such.

My headache was gone, but I still couldn't remember my axioms!

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French axiome, from Latin axioma, from Greek axioma "authority," literally "that which is thought worthy or fit," from axioun "to think worthy," from axios "worthy, worth, of like value, weighing as much," from PIE adjective *ag-ty-o- "weighty," from root *ag- "to drive, draw, move" (see act (n.)).

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