Definition of premis
1. premise [ n ] a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Examples: "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
The basic premise of all mystery_stories is that the distinction between good and bad coincides with the distinction between legal and illegal .Synonyms assumption premise premiss Related Terms postulate condition thesis major_premise scenario minor_premise assume
2. premise [ v ] set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
Examples: : "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand..."
3. premise [ v ] furnish with a preface or introduction
Examples: "She always precedes her lectures with a joke" "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
4. premise [ v ] take something as preexistingSynonyms premiss premise Related Terms presuppose
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