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Definition 1: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where premiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play

Synonyms for premiss in the sense of this definition

(premiss is a kind of ...) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

(... is a kind of premiss ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of premiss ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of premiss ) an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

(... is a kind of premiss ) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

(... is a kind of premiss ) a postulated sequence of possible events

"planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"

Definition 2: take something as preexisting and given - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for premiss in the sense of this definition

(premiss is a kind of ...) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

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