# axiom

## Definitions

### Economics

- noun a basic assumption which forms a theory; normally axioms cannot be proved by must be taken on trust

### Health Economics

(written as *Axiom*)

A primitive assumption or proposition that is taken as given. Theories are built upon sets of mutually consistent axioms and what may be inferred by using them. For the axioms of utility theory see Utility. For the axioms underlying the Arrow impossibility theorem, see that entry.

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