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Axiom vs. Idiom

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Main Difference

The main difference between Axiom and Idiom is that the Axiom is a statement that is taken to be true and Idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning

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  • Axiom (noun)

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

  • Axiom (noun)

    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).

  • Axiom (noun)

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

    "The axioms of political economy cannot be considered absolute truths."

  • Idiom (noun)

    A manner of speaking, a mode of expression peculiar to a language, person, or group of people.

  • Idiom (noun)

    A language or language variety; specifically, a restricted dialect used in a given historical period, context etc.

  • Idiom (noun)

    An established expression whose meaning is not deducible from the literal meanings of its component words, often peculiar to a given language.

  • Idiom (noun)

    An artistic style (for example, in art, architecture, or music); an instance of such a style.

  • Idiom (noun)

    A programming construct or phraseology that is characteristic of the language.

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  • Axiom (noun)

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

    "the axiom that sport builds character"

  • Axiom (noun)

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

  • Idiom (noun)

    a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light).

  • Idiom (noun)

    a form of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people

    "he had a feeling for phrase and idiom"

  • Idiom (noun)

    the dialect of a people or part of a country.

  • Idiom (noun)

    a characteristic mode of expression in music or art

    "they were both working in a neo-impressionist idiom"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Axiom (noun)

    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."

  • Axiom (noun)

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

  • Idiom (noun)

    The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.

  • Idiom (noun)

    An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language.

  • Idiom (noun)

    A combination of words having a meaning peculiar to itself and not predictable as a combination of the meanings of the individual words, but sanctioned by usage; as, an idiomatic expression; less commonly, a single word used in a peculiar sense.

  • Idiom (noun)

    The phrase forms peculiar to a particular author; as, written in his own idiom.

  • Idiom (noun)

    Dialect; a variant form of a language.

Webster Dictionary
  • Axiom (noun)

    a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

  • Axiom (noun)

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

  • Idiom (noun)

    a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

  • Idiom (noun)

    the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people;

    "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"

    "he has a strong German accent"

  • Idiom (noun)

    the style of a particular artist or school or movement;

    "an imaginative orchestral idiom"

  • Idiom (noun)

    an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

Princeton's WordNet

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