Definition of preopsition
1. proposition [ n ] (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or falseUsed in print:
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
This conclusion is based on two propositions : that man by the use of his reason can ascertain God 's purpose in the universe and that God makes known His purpose by certain `` given '' physical arrangements .
(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
When Peter_B._Kyne ( Pride_of_Palomar , 43 ) informed us in 1921 that we had an instinctive dislike for the Japanese , did the heated debates of the Californians settle the truth or falsity of the proposition ?
Will mere debate on that proposition , even_though it be free and untrammeled , remove the dross and leave a residue of refined gold ?
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
One would need_to test this proposition carefully ; after_all , the large ( and probably unreliable ) Reader 's Digest literature on the `` most unforgettable character I ever met '' deals with village grocers , country_doctors , favorite if illiterate aunts , and_so_forth .
But still , the proposition is worth examination .Synonyms proposition Related Terms statement theorem lemma conclusion postulate axiom negation converse term logic
2. proposition [ n ] a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
Examples: "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
The very proposition was sacrilege .Synonyms suggestion proposition proffer Related Terms proposal touch hint overture propose offer
3. proposition [ v ] suggest sex to
Examples: "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party
(Richard Tiernan, "Land of the Silver Dollar,"...)
She looked well-fed and prosperous , but he did n't get the impression he was being propositioned the way he 'd been hoping .Synonyms proposition Related Terms propose
4. proposition [ n ] the act of making a proposal
Examples: "they listened to her proposal"
5. proposition [ n ] an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)Synonyms proposition Related Terms offer
6. proposition [ n ] a task to be dealt with
Examples: "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
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