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proposition (system of logic)

Definition:

a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

propositions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

prop. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"a setting forth as a topic for discussion", from French proposition (12th...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

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 ... (40 of 2355 words)

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Proposition (disambiguation)

a sentence expressing something true or false. Proposition may also refer to: Propositional calculus (also propositional logic ... | A result in a mathematical paper, usually a simple result, less important than a theorem - see Theorem#Terminology. | ... (36 of 226 words, 15 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

proposition | propositional [adjective, derived]

a proposal or topic presented for consideration | [philosophy] the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true ... (24 of 532 words, 7 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proposition

Oxford Dictionary:

proposition | not a proposition | propositional [derived]

a statement or assertion that expresses a judgement or opinion | [logic] : a statement that expresses a concept that can be true or false. | [math] : ... (26 of 235 words, 11 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proposition

Merriam-Webster:

proposition [entry 1, noun] | proposal [synonym, sense-specific] | hypothesis [synonym, sense-specific] | theory [synonym, sense-specific] | supposition [synonym, sense-specific] | thesis [synonym, sense-specific] | assumption [similar, sense-specific] | concession [similar, sense-specific] | premise [similar, sense-specific] | ...

something offered for consideration or acceptance; "proposal" ; a request ... | an expression in language or signs of something that can be believed, ... (23 of 219 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proposition

proposition [entry 2, verb] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle]

to make a proposal to ; especially, to suggest sexual intercourse to (12 of 53 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proposition show=1

Random House Dictionary:

proposition

the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done. | a plan or scheme proposed. | an offer of terms for a ... (25 of 161 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/proposition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

proposition [countable] | propositions [plural]

a statement that people can examine in order to decide whether it's true | an offer or suggestion, especially involving business or politics ; an ... (24 of 140 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/proposition

proposition [transitive, verb] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

to offer to have sex with someone, especially in an offensive way (12 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/proposition 13

Wiktionary:

proposition | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present] | proposal [synonym, sense-specific] | suggestion [synonym, sense-specific] | statement [synonym, sense-specific]

[uncountable] The act of offering (an idea) for consideration. | [countable] An idea or a plan offered. | [countable, business settings] The terms of a transaction offered. | [countable, United States, politics] In some states, a proposed statute or ... (36 of 130 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proposition

American Heritage Dictionary:

proposition | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present] | propositional [adjective, related] | propositionally [adverb, related]

A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal. | A matter to be dealt with; a task | An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual ... (26 of 120 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proposition

New World Dictionary:

proposition | propositional [adjective, related]

the act of proposing | something proposed; proposal, plan ; [United States, informal] an unethical or immoral proposal, specifically one of illicit ... (21 of 110 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proposition

Cambridge Dictionary:

proposition [entry 1]

an offer or suggestion, usually in business | an idea or opinion (11 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/proposition 1

proposition [entry 2]

to ask someone who you are not having a sexual relationship with if they would like to have sex with you (21 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/proposition 2

Encarta Dictionary:

proposition | propositions [plural] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle]

an idea, offer, or plan put forward for consideration or discussion | a statement of opinion or judgment | an invitation to have sexual intercourse | ... (23 of 214 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736475​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

proposition

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "a setting forth as a topic for discussion", from French proposition (12th century), from Latin propositionem "a setting forth, ... (21 of 52 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

proposition | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English proposicion, from Old French proposition, from Latin prōpositiō, prōpositiōn-, setting out in words, ... (15 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proposition

Oxford Dictionary:

proposition

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, from Latin propositio(n-), from the verb proponere (see "propound")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proposition

New World Dictionary:

proposition

Origin: Middle English proposicioun from Old French proposition from Latin propositio from proponere: see "propose"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proposition

Collins Dictionary:

proposition

First use: 14th century

Origin: proposicioun, from Latin prōpositiō a setting forth; see propose

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proposition

Wiktionary:

proposition | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French, from Latin prōpositiō ("a proposing, design, theme, case").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proposition

Encarta Dictionary:

proposition | propositions [plural] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin proposition- from proposit-, past participle of proponere "put forth" from ponere "to place"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736475​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

proposition | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proposition"

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Collins Dictionary:

proposition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proposition"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

proposition [countable] | propositions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "proposition"

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proposition [transitive, verb] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "proposition"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

proposition [countable] | propositions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proposition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/proposition

proposition [transitive, verb] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle] | propositions [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proposition"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

proposition [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "proposition"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "proposition"

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the Free Dictionary:

proposition

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Google Dictionary:

proposition | propositions [plural] | propositioned [past tense] | propositioning [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "proposition"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

proposition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proposition"

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YourDictionary Audio:

proposition

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freedictionary.org:

Proposition

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