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Definitions for premise
ˈprɛm ɪspremise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premise, premiss, assumption(verb)

    a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

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

  2. premise(verb)

    set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

    "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"

  3. precede, preface, premise, introduce(verb)

    furnish with a preface or introduction

    "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

  4. premise, premiss(verb)

    take something as preexisting and given

Wiktionary

  1. premise(Noun)

    A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.

  2. premise(Noun)

    Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced.

  3. premise(Noun)

    Matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.

  4. premise(Noun)

    A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form).

    trespass on another's premises

  5. premise(Verb)

    To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument

  6. premise(Verb)

    To make a premise

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premise(noun)

    a proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  2. Premise(noun)

    either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  3. Premise(noun)

    matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  4. Premise(noun)

    a piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  5. Premise(noun)

    to send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  6. Premise(noun)

    to set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows; especially, to lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

  7. Premise(verb)

    to make a premise; to set forth something as a premise

    Etymology: [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]

Freebase

  1. Premise

    A premise is a statement that an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion. In other words: a premise is an assumption that something is true. In logic, an argument requires a set of two declarative sentences known as the premises along with another declarative sentence known as the conclusion. This structure of two premises and one conclusion forms the basic argumentative structure. More complex arguments can use a series of rules to connect several premises to one conclusion, or to derive a number of conclusions from the original premises which then act as premises for additional conclusions. An example of this is the use of the rules of inference found within symbolic logic. Aristotle held that any logical argument could be reduced to two premises and a conclusion. Premises are sometimes left unstated in which case they are called missing premises, for example: It is evident that a tacitly understood claim is that Socrates is a man. The fully expressed reasoning is thus: In this example, the independent clauses preceding the comma are the premises, while "Socrates is mortal" is the conclusion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premise

    Premiss, prem′is, n. that which is premised or stated at the outset: a proposition previously stated or proved for after-reasoning: (logic) one of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn: the thing set forth in the beginning of a deed.—n.pl. Prem′ises, a building and its adjuncts.

  2. Premise

    prē-mīz′, v.t. to send or state before the rest: to make an introduction: to lay down propositions for subsequent reasonings. [Fr.,—L. (sententia) præmissa, (a sentence) put before—præ, before, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'premise' in Nouns Frequency: #1073

Anagrams for premise »

  1. premies

  2. empires

  3. epimers

  4. permies

  5. emprise

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premise in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of premise in a Sentence

  1. Jayati Ghosh:

    It's based on the premise that school education cannot be done by governments, but only by micro institutions, and that you can improve accountability and achieve targets with rather weak measurements and monetary incentives, there is definitely a gap in education, but to think you can fix it with a 15 percent return is just wrong. The government is completely reneging its responsibility.

  2. Steve Hall:

    Even if you had an intercept of the Crown Prince saying,' Yes, kill Jamal Khashoggi,' there would still be an analytical piece to that, the idea that The CIA or NSA or any of the intelligence organizations have to come up with DNA-style proof is something that both politicians and practitioners of intelligence know is sort of a false premise.

  3. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    We reject outright the premise that the Turkish government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, we frankly see no evidence, none, to support such an accusation.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives.

  5. Jennifer Higgins:

    The premise that we are turning our backs on them is patently wrong.

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