maxim definition

  • noun:
    • A succinct formulation of a fundamental concept, basic truth, or rule of conduct. See Synonyms at saying.
    • A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy phrase of an over-all concept or guideline.
    • A precept; a succinct declaration or observation of a rule of conduct or moral training.
    • an existing concept or idea; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
    • The longest note previously utilized, corresponding to two longs, or four breves; a big.
    • A proposition offering usually or guide; a synopsis statement of an established or accepted concept; a pithy phrase of a broad guideline of conduct or action, whether real or false: as, the maxims of religion or of law; the maxims of worldly knowledge or of avarice; moral maxims.
    • In reasoning, the guideline of a commonplace; an ultimate significant idea.
    • An axiom.
    • identical to maxima.
    • English inventor (created in the usa) whom invented the Maxim firearm which was used in World War I (1840-1916)
    • a saying that's extensively acknowledged alone merits

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