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Definitions of proposition

  1. the act of making a proposal; " they listened to her proposal"
  2. suggest sex to; " She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
  3. ( logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  4. a task to be dealt with; " securing adequate funding is a time- consuming proposition"
  5. an offer for a private bargain ( especially a request for sexual favors)
  6. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; " it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
  7. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.
  8. 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.
  9. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.
  10. 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.
  11. A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.
  12. That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
  13. The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
  14. That which is offered for consideration; proposal; a complete sentence, or one that affirms or denies something; in mathematics, a theorem or problem for solution.
  15. Propositional.
  16. A placing before: offer of terms: 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.
  17. Anything proposed; offer of terms; statement to be proved.
  18. Something proposed; a statement to be proved; the act of proposing.
  19. A statement forming a complete sentence.
  20. That which is proposed or offered for consideration or adoption; a proposal; a statement; a sentence in which something is affirmed or denied; a theorem or a problem.
  21. That which is proposed or offered for consideration or acceptance; an offer of terms; in math., a theorem or problem for demonstration or solution; that which is offered or affirmed; the first part of a poem or discourse in which the subject of it is stated; in gram. and logic, a sentence, or part of one, consisting of a subject, a predicate, and a copula; a form of speech in which the predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject.
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Usage examples for proposition

  1. It was a mighty serious proposition, and one I shall never forget." – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  2. I want the word of Jeff Rankin that he'll see me through till I've made my talk to you and my proposition. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  3. I got a proposition. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  4. 22. " There are other languages in which the Conjunctive does not prevent our expressing the subject of the Conjunctive Proposition by a Pronoun." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I have a proposition to make to you. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. I cannot see any serious objection to such a proposition. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  7. I never heard such a proposition from a woman in my life- never. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. " I understand this is a business proposition. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. But the answer to this proposition did not lie in her hands; before she could compel Smith to withdraw it, or know if his mind was tending towards that obedience, Elvira, curious to see the strangers, entered. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  10. You gentlemen will probably consult together on the subject, and whatever may be the advice which you shall consider it to be your duty to give to the mother,- and I am sure that you will feel bound to let her know the proposition that has been made; I do not hesitate to say that we have a right to expect that it shall be made known to her,- I need hardly remark that were the young lady to accept the young lord's hand we should all be in a boat together in reference to the mother's rank, and to the widow's claim upon the personal property left behind him by her late husband. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  11. He made this proposition to me on the first evening of my return. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. Rose accepted this proposition with a warm flush of gratitude. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. The proposition sounded perfectly reasonable, perfectly just. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  14. But when I wrote that I was ready- actually ready and waiting- well, that was another proposition. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. That is a proposition which I cannot understand. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  16. I made a similar proposition to Pan- Chao. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  17. Say, it was gettin' more or less personal by that time, and I was wonderin' just how the young lady was goin' to back out of the proposition that had been put up to her, when the first thing I know she's marchin' straight over to where I was. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  18. As Priam's son, he would have had a voice in the council second only to Hector's, and he " well- nigh died" to hear the proposition. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  19. " In some places and circumstances he would be a dangerous proposition," said Keith. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. " That Nevada is a shore bad proposition," Clausen remarked. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
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