Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “self-evident”

See all translations

self-evident

adjective
 
 
/ˌselfˈevɪdənt/
obviously true and not needing to be explainedApparent and obviousVisible
Translations of “self-evident”
in Spanish evidente, patente, obvio…
in French qui va de soi…
in German selbstverständlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不證自明的, 不言而喻的, 顯然的…
in Russian очевидный…
in Turkish apaçık, besbelli, meydanda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不证自明的, 不言而喻的, 显然的…
in Polish oczywisty…
(Definition of self-evident from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “self-evident” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More