(Logic, Math.) A statement or proposition that needs no proof because its truth is obvious, or one that is accepted as true without proof
A well-known word or phrase, especially one that exemplifies a notion, class, or quality:
A word, phrase, or sentence chosen as expressive of the goals or ideals of a nation, group, family, etc. and inscribed on a seal, banner, coin, coat of arms, etc.
(Bible) An enigmatic saying in which a profound truth is cloaked
Of one's will or judgment
A descriptive name added to or replacing the actual name of a person, place, or thing.
A characteristic way or mode of expression:
The definition of a rule is an official regulation, code of regulations or set practice.
An old saying, often repeated; maxim; proverb
The definition of a saying is something that has been said, like a motto or catch phrase.
A phrase expressing the aims or nature of an enterprise, organization, or candidate; a motto.
The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true
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