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    "at its most basic and universal"

    "An axiom is a logical, self-evident premise at its most basic and universal."

    Is the highlighted part acceptable? It seems to me that "at its most basic and universal level" is correct, but when I googled it, I found several similar expressions. I wonder how it sounds to native speakers.

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    Re: "at its most basic and universal"

    "Level" is acceptable but unnecessary. The less technical the context, the greater the tendency to use "level", and vice-versa.

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