# axiom-n; 3 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a concise, well-known saying, proverb, maxim

Commentary: AXIOM[+entity][+symbolic][+statement][+advice][+proverb]

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John believes the old axiom that 'money talks'.

It is an economic axiom that supply equals demand.

The book argues that the old axioms of how to run a brick-and-mortar business do not apply to running one over the Internet.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: a non-provable postulate assumed to be self-evident

Commentary: AXIOM[+entity][+symbolic][+postulate][+self_evident]

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The axiom of choice in set theory states that for every collection of non-empty sets there is a function that chooses an element from each of them.

The parallel postulate is an important axiom in Euclidean geometry.

The Peano axioms are used to construct important number systems in mathematics.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)

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