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Proposition (IPA: /ˌpɹɑpəˈzɪʃən/)


Proposition (n.)

The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.

Proposition (n.)

That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted.

Proposition (n.)

A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.

Proposition (n.)

A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.

Proposition (n.)

A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.

Proposition (n.)

That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.

Proposition (n.)

The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.

Proposition

Statement of what is believed

Proposition

Political term to designate political parties, factions, and individuals in a legislature who are favorable and supportive of the incumbent government

Proposition

Drawing in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 7089)

Proposition Synonyms

Proposal

Proposition Synonyms

Proffer, Suggestion

Translations

Proposition in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" 225. What I hold fast to is not one proposition but a nest of propositions." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A quoi bon discuter une proposition semblable, quand la force peut détruire les meilleurs arguments." - Jules Verne

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions" - Anatol Rapoport

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It is quite impossible for a proposition to state that it itself is true. (4 .442)" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Propositions are truth-functions of elementary propositions. (An elementary proposition is a truth-function of itself.) (5)" - Ludwig Wittgenstein


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