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"axiom" in British English

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axiomnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæk.si.əm/
formal a ​statement or ​principle that is ​generallyaccepted to be ​true, but need not be so: It is a ​widelyheld axiom that ​governments should not ​negotiate with ​terrorists. specialized science a ​formalstatement or ​principle in ​mathematics, ​science, etc., from which other ​statements can be ​obtained: Euclid's axioms ​form the ​foundation of his ​system of ​geometry.
(Definition of axiom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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axiomnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæk·si·əm/
a ​statement or ​principle that is ​generallyaccepted to be ​true
(Definition of axiom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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