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Axiom GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Published on June 6th, 2021 | Last updated on June 6th, 2021 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context, GRE Vocabulary Flashcards in Real Context | No Comments on Axiom GRE Vocabulary Flashcard | 95 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute

Axiom GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈæk.si.əm/ (noun)

Definition

generally accepted truth, premise, self-evident truth, postulate, apothegm, gnome, truism, dictum, adage, proverb, rule, saying, maxim, aphorism

Example

The issues whose recent neglect Walder laments are central to the “political process” model that dominated social movements research in the late twentieth century. A key axiom in that approach was that a necessary condition for movement emergence is the presence of “political opportunities” or “political opportunity structures”. But as many critics have noted, in practice such opportunities tend to be identified retrospectively, so this component of the political process model often seems tautological rather than predictive.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: axiomatic

Adverb: axiomatically

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