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‘it is axiomatic that dividends have to be financed’
‘I regard it as axiomatic that if you are unwilling to advocate for your interests and in consequence get walked all over by people who do, then you have no-one to blame but yourself.’
‘The authors seem to accept it as axiomatic that the masses who suffer under tyranny are necessarily pro-American.’
‘It is a tone which implies that certain thing in life are so axiomatic that no discussion of them is necessary or even possible.’
‘Like the photographer who shows his or her aptitude in the selective framing, it is axiomatic that the decisive representation of a single scene in pictorial representation is a key to its beauty.’
‘They came to accept as axiomatic that the strong and wealthy state is built on the energies of liberated individuals.’
‘It is nearly axiomatic that voters in an election typically prefer the more likable candidate.’
‘It is axiomatic that every generation thinks the music of its youth was a benchmark of pop greatness.’
‘The constitution can be faulted to a very great extent for this present state of affairs, but it is axiomatic that in making constitutions work, a give-and-take between rival factions is essential.’
‘It is axiomatic that hard cases make bad law, but this is not a hard case.’
‘And when you start caring about sports in Philadelphia, it's pretty much axiomatic that you're going to get your heart broken.’
‘That people are different and should be allowed to make different choices is axiomatic to libertarians but they normally take that as given rather than arguing for it.’
‘It is axiomatic that all monopoly groups, emerging from time to time, will remain the continuous target of the people so as to keep India free of despotism.’
‘It is axiomatic that to understand fully the current state of any area of human endeavour it is of vital importance to have a clear grasp of its past.’
‘It's axiomatic that we have a grow-or-die economy.’
‘Daily, the truth of this proposition - axiomatic to our ancestors, crassly ignored by progressive theorists today - becomes more evident.’
‘It is axiomatic that the differences among the Chiefs of Staff are resolved by the military professionals themselves, with one of them acting as the arbitrator.’
‘It should be axiomatic that the State, acting as the collective will of its people, will not let a handful of unscrupulous persons with clever tongues to take control of the common man's freedom.’
‘Which is that it is practically axiomatic that no decent progressive can really hold office - and remain worthy of support.’
‘It is axiomatic that the effective operation of our system of justice is contingent upon the existence of sufficient public confidence in its ability to perform its functions.’
‘It'll be all-natural and organic, of course; still, he's entering a market in which it is axiomatic that you either grow or die.’
1.1Mathematics [attributive]Relating to or containing axioms.
‘Since Euclid's axiomatic formulation of geometry mathematicians had been trying to prove his fifth postulate as a theorem deduced from the other four axioms.’
‘How would an Aristotelian understand complex analysis, or functional analysis, or point set topology, or axiomatic set theory?’
‘He also examined the consistency of certain propositions in Gödel's system of axiomatic set theory.’
‘We suggest that it was during R. L. Moore's tenure at Penn that he began to develop his method of teaching axiomatic systems, particularly topological spaces.’
‘The resulting system, with ten axioms, is now the most commonly used one for axiomatic set theory.’
Origin
Late 18th century: from Greek axiōmatikos, from axiōma what is thought fitting (see axiom).