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A.Word.A.Day--axiomatic

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axiomatic (ak-see-uh-MAT-ik) adjective

1. Indisputably true; self-evident.
2. Aphoristic.

[From Greek axiomatikos, from axioma (honorable). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw) that's also the fount of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador.]

See more usage examples of axiomatic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"There is nothing in economic theory that sustains this view in an unqualified manner. Yet, this view is commonly regarded as axiomatic."
Pulin B Nayak; Yes, it Breaches the CMP; Financial Express (New Delhi, India); Jul 18, 2005.

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