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Definition 1: a task to be dealt with - [noun denoting act]

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

  • securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition

(proposition is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

Definition 2: (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false - [noun denoting communication]

(proposition is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of proposition ) (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

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

(... is a kind of proposition ) the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

(... is a kind of proposition ) a proposition deducible from basic postulates

(... is a kind of proposition ) a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition

(... is a kind of proposition ) a proposition obtained by conversion

(... is a kind of proposition ) (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

(... is a kind of proposition ) (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

(... is a kind of proposition ) (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class

(proposition is a part of ...) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

"the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

(proposition belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 3: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

Synonyms for proposition in the sense of this definition

(proposition is a kind of ...) something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

(... is a kind of proposition ) an indirect suggestion

"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

(... is a kind of proposition ) a suggestion of some quality

"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone" "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

(... is a kind of proposition ) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

"she rejected his advances"

Definition 4: the act of making a proposal - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • they listened to her proposal

Synonyms for proposition in the sense of this definition

(proposition is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of proposition ) the act of presenting a proposal

Definition 5: an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors) - [noun denoting communication]

(proposition is a kind of ...) something offered (as a proposal or bid)

"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

Definition 6: suggest sex to - [verb of communication]

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

  • She was propositioned by a stranger at the party

(proposition is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

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