Definitions for propositionˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prop•o•si•tionˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of proposing.

  2. a plan or scheme proposed.

  3. an offer of terms for a transaction, as in business.

  4. a thing, matter, or person considered as something to be dealt with or encountered:

    a tough proposition.

  5. anything stated for discussion or illustration.

  6. Logic. a statement in which something is affirmed or denied, so that it can therefore be significantly characterized as either true or false.

    Category: Philosphy

  7. Math. a formal statement of either a truth to be demonstrated or an operation to be performed; a theorem or a problem.

    Category: Math

  8. a proposal of usu. illicit sexual relations.

  9. (v.t.)to propose sexual relations to.

  10. to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.

prop`o•si′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proposition(noun)

    (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

  2. suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

  3. proposition(noun)

    an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

  4. proposal, proposition(noun)

    the act of making a proposal

    "they listened to her proposal"

  5. proposition(verb)

    a task to be dealt with

    "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"

  6. proposition(verb)

    suggest sex to

    "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. proposition(noun)ˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən

    an official suggestion or plan to be considered

    He made an interesting proposition to the city council.

  2. propositionˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən

    a suggestion for a change in a law, which people vote on

    Proposition 98 is now in front of voters.

Wiktionary

  1. proposition(Noun)

    The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.

  2. proposition(Noun)

    An idea or a plan offered.

  3. proposition(Noun)

    The terms of a transaction offered.

  4. proposition(Noun)

    The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.

  5. proposition(Noun)

    In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.

  6. proposition(Noun)

    An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.

  7. proposition(Noun)

    As a special case, textbooks often, and papers sometimes, label an assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be a theorem, a proposition. Normally this is part of a numerical reference system (Proposition 3.2, Lemma 3.3, Theorem 3.4)

  8. proposition(Verb)

    To propose a plan to (someone).

  9. proposition(Verb)

    To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proposition(noun)

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

  2. Proposition(noun)

    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

  3. Proposition(noun)

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

  4. Proposition(noun)

    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

  5. Proposition(noun)

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

  6. Proposition(noun)

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

  7. Proposition(noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Proposition

    In philosophy and logic, the term proposition refers to either the "content" or "meaning" of a meaningful declarative sentence or the pattern of symbols, marks, or sounds that make up a meaningful declarative sentence. The meaning of a proposition includes having the quality or property of being either true or false, and as such propositions are claimed to be truthbearers. The existence of propositions in sense above, as well as the existence of "meanings," is disputed by some philosophers. Where the concept of a "meaning" is admitted, its nature is controversial. In earlier texts writers have not always made it sufficiently clear whether they are using the term proposition in sense of the words or the "meaning" expressed by the words. To avoid the controversies and ontological implications, the term sentence is often now used instead of proposition to refer to just those strings of symbols that are truthbearers, being either true or false under an interpretation. Strawson advocated the use of the term "statement," and some mathematicians have adopted this usage.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proposition' in Nouns Frequency: #1822


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

proposition(noun)

a proposal or suggestion.

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