Self-evident
Self-evident Self`-ev"i*dent, a. Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth. -- {Self`-ev"i*dent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • self-evident — adj formal clearly true and needing no more proof = ↑obvious ▪ self evident truths it is self evident (that) ▪ It is self evident that childhood experiences influence our adult behaviour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-evident — 1680s, from SELF (Cf. self) + EVIDENT (Cf. evident). First attested in Locke s Essay Concerning Human Understanding …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-evident — [self′ev′i dənt] adj. evident without need of proof or explanation self evidently adv …   English World dictionary

  • self-evident — adjective obvious, and therefore not needing any explanation ╾ ,self evidently adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-evident — / self explanatory [adj] obvious apparent, axiomatic, clear, comprehensible, incontrovertible, inescapable, manifest, patently true, plain, prima facie, undeniable, understandable, unmistakable, unquestionable, visible; concepts 529,548 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • self-evident — index apparent (perceptible), axiomatic, certain (positive), clear (apparent), coherent ( …   Law dictionary

  • self-evident — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not needing to be demonstrated or explained; obvious …   English terms dictionary

  • self-evident — ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ A fact or situation that is self evident is so obvious that there is no need for proof or explanation. It is self evident that we will never have enough resources to meet the demand... The implications for this country… …   English dictionary

  • self-evident — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ by no means ▪ These ideas were by no means self evident when they were first sugg …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-evident — adjective clearly true and needing no more proof; obvious (1): self evident truths …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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