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POSTULATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does postulation mean? 

POSTULATION (noun)
  The noun POSTULATION has 2 senses:

1. (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
2. a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

  Familiarity information: POSTULATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSTULATION (noun)


Sense 1postulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

postulation; predication

Hypernyms ("postulation" is a kind of...):

declaration (a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written))

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


Sense 2postulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

petition; request; postulation

Hypernyms ("postulation" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "postulation"):

application (a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school)

appeal; collection; ingathering; solicitation (request for a sum of money)

demand (an urgent or peremptory request)


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