An **axiom** is a statement which is assumed to be true and is often used as the premise of an argument or proof. The axioms of plane geometry came from Euclid but were challenged in the late 19th century with Non-Euclidean geometry.

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# Axiom

An **axiom** is a statement which is assumed to be true and is often used as the premise of an argument or proof. The axioms of plane geometry came from Euclid but were challenged in the late 19th century with Non-Euclidean geometry.