ETYM Latin axioma, Greek axioma that which is thought worthy, that which is assumed, a basis of demonstration, a principle; cf French axiome. Related to Agent.
1. A maxim widely accepted on its intrinsic merit.
2. A statement accepted as true as the basis for argument or inference; postulate.
3. An established rule or principle or a self-evident truth.
In logic: a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident.
Necessary and accepted truth; basic and universal principle.
In mathematics, a statement that is assumed to be true and upon which theorems are proved by using logical deduction; for example, two straight lines cannot enclose a space. The Greek mathematician Euclid used a series of axioms that he considered could not be demonstrated in terms of simpler concepts to prove his geometrical theorems.
Plural of the Latin datum, meaning an item of information. In practice, data is often used for the singular as well as the plural form of the noun. See also datum. Compare information.
Facts, figures, and symbols, especially as stored in computers. The term is often used to mean raw, unprocessed facts, as distinct from information, to which a meaning or interpretation has been applied.A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; SYN. information.
ETYM Latin See Date.
(Irregular plural: data).
An item of factual information derived from measurement or research; SYN. data point.
Singular of data; a single item of information. See also data.
Množina reči donnée je données.
The set of assumptions on which a work of fiction or drama proceeds.
fact / fækt /
Množina reči fact je facts.
ETYM Latin factum, from facere to make or do. Related to Feat, Affair, Benefit, Defect, Fashion, and -fy.
1. A concept whose truth can be proved.
2. A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred.
3. A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened.
4. An event known to have happened or something known to have existed.
ETYM Cf. French réalité, Late Lat. realitas. Related to Real, Realty.
1. The quality possessed by something that is real.
2. The state of being actual or real; SYN. realness, realism.
3. The state of the world as it really is rather than as one might want it to be.