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postulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpostulatepos‧tu‧late1 /ˈpɒstjəleɪt $ ˈpɑːstʃə-/ verb [transitive]  formalSUGGEST to suggest that something might have happened or be truehypothesizepostulate that It has been postulated that the condition is inherited.postulation /ˌpɒstjəˈleɪʃən $ ˌpɑːstʃə-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
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postulateEnlightenment philosophers postulated a social contract to which rational, independent men could be expected to agree.This idolatrous crowd postulates an ideal worthy of itself and appropriate to its nature, that is perfectly understandable.The relationship he postulates is not one-way traffic; it is dialectical.It has been further postulated that pouchitis represents a recurrence of ulcerative colitis in reservoirs with colonic metaplasia.To begin with, it postulates that the hero of your story is in danger.Darwin postulated the modern theory of evolution.I agree with Mr. Park that in the case postulated the will would have been validly executed.Again, inhibition of suppressor cell activity was postulated to be responsible.postulate thatHence, we postulated that adaptive cytoprotection maintains a physiological equilibrium between duodenal mucosal resistance and luminal acidity.For instance, theorists of social representation have developed Durkheim's postulate that collective representations should have theoretical primacy over individual representations.It has been further postulated that pouchitis represents a recurrence of ulcerative colitis in reservoirs with colonic metaplasia.From his experience Keller postulates that such abuse is quite common.With this philosophy in mind, we postulate that the divergent process is the worst possible.To begin with, it postulates that the hero of your story is in danger.It has been postulated that the symptoms of gonorrhoea have diminished since the introduction of effective antibiotic therapy.It would be reasonable to accept any postulate that would make it more probable.
Related topics: Philosophy
postulatepos‧tu‧late2 /ˈpɒstjələt $ ˈpɑːstʃə-/ noun [countable]  formalRPBELIEVE something believed to be true, on which an argument or scientific discussion is basedhypothesispostulate of the basic postulates of Marxism
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postulateIt is, at best, a postulate.But a postulate in a Euclidean system must be accepted in order to maintain the integrity of the whole.So many false starts, blind alleys, postulates which decayed before the end of the argument.It would be reasonable to accept any postulate that would make it more probable.Because even an idiotic postulate needs to be disproved by scientific means.a proof of Kepler's mathematical postulateFor instance, theorists of social representation have developed Durkheim's postulate that collective representations should have theoretical primacy over individual representations.Proving Koch's postulates would of course be unethical and controversy is fuelled by this lack of scientific certainty.Here Moscovici is offering a universal postulate about social psychological processes.
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Verb table
postulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypostulate
he, she, itpostulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypostulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave postulated
he, she, ithas postulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad postulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill postulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have postulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam postulating
he, she, itis postulating
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you, we, theyare postulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas postulating
you, we, theywere postulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been postulating
he, she, ithas been postulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been postulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be postulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been postulating
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