☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,

theidolhands
1word1day

Saturday Word: Axiomatic

ax·i·om·at·ic [ˌak-sē-ə-ˈma-tik]:
origin: [1797] Greek; axiōmatikos= honorable

adjective

1. A fact that is self-evident (prima facie); unquestionably true; universally accepted point of reason without need of evidence or additional research.

2. A mathematic principle from whence theorems are derived based on a single or series of axioms (postulates) described as formulas, such as in ancient Greek geometry, the most famous of which is Euclidean.

“It is axiomatic that one death is a tragedy, a thousand is a statistic. So it was for Mi-ran. What she didn't realize is that her indifference was an acquired survival skill. In order to get through the 1990s alive, one had to suppress any impulse to share food. To avoid going insane, one had to learn to stop caring.” ― Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea



Tags: a, adjective, greek, mathematical, wordsmith: theidolhands
Subscribe

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Wednesday Word: Prothalamion

    I'm running behind this week, so I'll just share this neat word that's also a few day's late for Valentine's :-) prothalamion •…

  • Tuesday word: Alacrity

    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 Alacrity (noun) a·lac·ri·ty [uh-lak-ri-tee] noun 1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments