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



BrE BrE//ˈæksiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæksiəm//
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a rule or principle that most people believe to be true the old axiom that you can only succeed through hard work Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French axiome or Latin axioma, from Greek axiōma ‘what is thought fitting’, from axios ‘worthy’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: axiom