Student Thesaurus

One entry found for maxim.
Entry Word: maxim
Function: noun
Text: 1 an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation <very few maxims are true for every single possible case, but they're reasonably good predictors> -- see GENERALIZATION
2 an often stated observation regarding something from common experience <it's a common maxim that "a watched pot never boils," but that's not literally true> -- see SAYING