axiom
Noun

A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits (synset 107167656)
hypernym: expression, locution, saying  a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situationshyponym:
 aphorism, apophthegm, apothegm  a short pithy instructive saying
 gnome  a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
 moralism  a moral maxim
synonym: maxim 
(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof;
Its truth is assumed to be selfevident (synset 106766264)domain category: logic  the branch of philosophy that analyzes inferencehypernym: proposition  (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or falsehyponym: euclid's axiom, euclid's postulate, euclidean axiom  (mathematics) any of five axioms that are generally recognized as the basis for Euclidean geometry
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