noun Date: 1671 the quality or state of being self-evident

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  • Self-evidence — Self ev i*dence, n. The quality or state of being self evident. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Self-evidence — In epistemology (theory of knowledge), a self evident proposition is one that is known to be true by understanding its meaning without proof.Some epistemologists deny that any proposition can be self evident. For most others, the belief that… …   Wikipedia

  • self-evidence — noun The quality of being self evident. Any... man knows, that the whole is equal to all its parts, or any other maxim, and all from the same reason of self evidence …   Wiktionary

  • self-evidence — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : evidence given by itself of its own truth 2. : the quality or state of being self evident …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-evidence — See self evident. * * * …   Universalium

  • Evidence (disambiguation) — Evidence may refer to:*Evidence, a scientific and philosophical concept *Evidence (law), which governs testimony and exhibits presented in a case * Evidence (short story) (1946), a short story by Isaac Asimov *Evidence (artist), Rapper/Producer,… …   Wikipedia

  • self-evident — self evidence, n. self evidently, adv. /self ev i deuhnt, self /, adj. evident in itself without proof or demonstration; axiomatic. [1665 75] Syn. obvious, self explanatory. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-ev|i|dence — «SEHLF EHV uh duhns», noun. 1. the quality or condition of being self evident: »the self evidence of natural law. 2. something that is self evident: »The author shows enormous erudition, but much of it is devoted to expressing self evidences… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-evident — adj. obvious; without the need of evidence or further explanation. Derivatives: self evidence n. self evidently adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-evident — /sɛlf ˈɛvədənt / (say self evuhduhnt) adjective evident in itself without proof; axiomatic. –self evidence, noun –self evidently, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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