(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
the act of making a proposal
"they listened to her proposal"
a task to be dealt with
"securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
suggest sex to
"She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
An idea or a plan offered.
The terms of a transaction offered.
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.
In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.
An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.
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)
To propose a plan to (someone).
To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.
the act of setting or placing before; the act of offering
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
a statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss
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
a statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed
that which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration
the part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prop-ō-zish′un, n. a placing before: offer of terms: that which is proposed: the act of stating anything: that which is stated: (gram. and logic) a complete sentence, or one which affirms or denies something: (math.) a theorem or problem to be demonstrated or solved.—adj. Proposi′tional, pertaining to, or of the nature of, a proposition: considered as a proposition. [Fr.,—L. propositio.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'proposition' in Nouns Frequency: #1822
The numerical value of proposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of proposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -- adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
We made a proposition for 38 communal mayors and 90 districts. We were aiming to have this proposition accepted and that is what happened.
We're not trying to unravel Proposition 47, we believe this was one of the pieces of Proposition 47 that was unintended in the mind of the voter.
For most companies, it is a very expensive proposition to try to offer fast and free, it's really eating away at the margin dollars at some of these retailers.
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- návrh, navrhování, výrok, věta, nabídkaCzech
- forslag, domDanish
- proposición, propuestaSpanish
- propositio, esitys, ehdotus, tarjousFinnish
- propozajo, propozicionoIdo
- fullyrðing, yrðingIcelandic
- proposizione, propostaItalian
- 명제, 제안Korean
- propositie, voorstelDutch
- stwierdzenie, zdanie, propozycjaPolish
- sugestie, afirmație, declarație, propunereRomanian
- утвержде́ние, предложе́ние, заявле́ниеRussian
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