Associations to the word «Proposition»


PROPOSITION, noun. (uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) An idea or a plan offered.
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) (business settings) The terms of a transaction offered.
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) (US) (politics) In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.
PROPOSITION, noun. (grammar) a complete sentence
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) (logic) The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) (mathematics) An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.
PROPOSITION, noun. (countable) (mathematics) An assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be called a theorem.
PROPOSITION, noun. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed.
PROPOSITION, noun. (poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
PROPOSITION, verb. (transitive) (informal) To make a suggestion of sexual intercourse to (someone who one is not sexually involved with).
PROPOSITION, verb. (transitive) (informal) To make an offer or suggestion to (someone).

Dictionary definition

PROPOSITION, noun. (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false.
PROPOSITION, noun. A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse".
PROPOSITION, noun. An offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors).
PROPOSITION, noun. The act of making a proposal; "they listened to her proposal".
PROPOSITION, noun. A task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition".
PROPOSITION, verb. Suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party".

Wise words

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