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Definition of preopsition

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1. proposition [ n ] (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

Used 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"

Used in print:

(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

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms proposition proposal Related Terms speech_act presentation propose

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"

Synonyms proposition Related Terms undertaking

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