Definition of truism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

truism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtruːɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːɪzəm//
 
Linguistic devices
 
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a statement that is clearly true and does not therefore add anything interesting or important to a discussion It has become a truism that every woman wants to choose how she delivers her baby. See related entries: Linguistic devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: truism