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Axiom vs. Assumption

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Axiomnoun

(philosophy) A seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption; a principle or proposition which cannot actually be proved or disproved.

Assumptionnoun

The act of assuming, or taking to or upon oneself; the act of taking up or adopting.

‘His assumption of secretarial duties was timely.’;

Axiomnoun

A fundamental assumption that serves as a basis for deduction of theorems; a postulate (sometimes distinguished from postulates as being universally applicable, whereas postulates are particular to a certain science or context).

Assumptionnoun

The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.

‘Their assumption of his guilt disqualified them from jury duty.’;

Axiomnoun

An established principle in some artistic practice or science that is universally received.

‘The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths.’;

Assumptionnoun

The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.

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Axiomnoun

A self-evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, "The whole is greater than a part;" "A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be."

Assumptionnoun

(logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

Axiomnoun

An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.

Assumptionnoun

The taking of a person up into heaven.

Axiomnoun

a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

Assumptionnoun

A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven, celebrated on 15 August.

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Axiomnoun

(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

Assumptionnoun

(rhetoric) Assumptio.

Axiomnoun

a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true

‘the axiom that sport builds character’;

Assumptionnoun

The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.

‘The assumption of authority.’;

Axiomnoun

a statement or proposition on which an abstractly defined structure is based.

Assumptionnoun

The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.

‘This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body.’; ‘That calm assumption of the virtues.’;

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Axiom

An axiom, postulate or assumption is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments. The word comes from the Greek axíōma (ἀξίωμα) 'that which is thought worthy or fit' or 'that which commends itself as evident.'The term has subtle differences in definition when used in the context of different fields of study.

Assumptionnoun

The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.

‘Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong.’;

Assumptionnoun

The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

Assumptionnoun

The taking of a person up into heaven.

Assumptionnoun

a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn;

‘on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play’;

Assumptionnoun

a hypothesis that is taken for granted;

‘any society is built upon certain assumptions’;

Assumptionnoun

the act of taking possession of or power over something;

‘his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba’; ‘the Nazi assumption of power in 1934’; ‘he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts’;

Assumptionnoun

celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church

Assumptionnoun

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to;

‘he despised them for their presumptuousness’;

Assumptionnoun

(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

Assumptionnoun

the act of assuming or taking for granted;

‘your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted’;

Assumptionnoun

a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof

‘they made certain assumptions about the market’; ‘we're working on the assumption that the time of death was after midnight’;

Assumptionnoun

the action of taking on power or responsibility

‘the assumption of an active role in regional settlements’;

Assumptionnoun

the reception of the Virgin Mary bodily into heaven. This was formally declared a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1950.

Assumptionnoun

the feast in honour of the Assumption, celebrated on 15 August.

Assumptionnoun

arrogance or presumption.

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