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proposition

1 noun
     
Related topics: Maths, Law
prop‧o‧si‧tion1 [countable]
1

statement

a statement that consists of a carefully considered opinion or judgment
proposition that
Most people accept the proposition that we have a duty to protect endangered animals.
The theory is founded on two basic propositions.
2

suggestion

an offer or suggestion, especially in business or politics:
He telephoned Stuart with a proposition.
The offer of two tickets for the price of one makes it a very attractive proposition.
It doesn't sound like a very viable proposition to me.
I've got a proposition to put to you.
3

law

also PropositionSCL a suggested change or addition to the law of a state of the US, which citizens vote on:
Proposition 147
4

mathematics

technicalHM something that must be proved, or a question to which the answer must be found - used in geometry
propositional adjective

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