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PROPOSITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proposition mean? 

PROPOSITION (noun)
  The noun PROPOSITION has 5 senses:

1. (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
2. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
3. an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
4. the act of making a proposal
5. a task to be dealt with

  Familiarity information: PROPOSITION used as a noun is common.


PROPOSITION (verb)
  The verb PROPOSITION has 1 sense:

1. suggest sex to

  Familiarity information: PROPOSITION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPOSITION (noun)


Sense 1proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Meronyms (parts of "proposition"):

term (one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)

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

particular; particular proposition ((logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class)

axiom ((logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident)

posit; postulate ((logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning)

conclusion; ratiocination (the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism))

theorem (a proposition deducible from basic postulates)

lemma (a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition)

converse (a proposition obtained by conversion)

negation ((logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false)

universal; universal proposition ((logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class)


Sense 2proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

proffer; proposition; suggestion

Context example:

it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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

proposal (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))

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

breath; hint; intimation (an indirect suggestion)

ghost; touch; trace (a suggestion of some quality)

advance; approach; feeler; overture (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others)


Sense 3proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

offer; offering (something offered (as a proposal or bid))


Sense 4proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making a proposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

proposal; proposition

Context example:

they listened to her proposal

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

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

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

presentation (the act of presenting a proposal)


Sense 5proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A task to be dealt with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition

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

labor; project; task; undertaking (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted)


PROPOSITION (verb)


Sense 1proposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suggest sex to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

She was propositioned by a stranger at the party

Hypernyms (to "proposition" is one way to...):

advise; propose; suggest (make a proposal, declare a plan for something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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