verb (used with object), pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing.
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Even people who postulate a creative God usually acknowledge that his existence shifts the big question rather than resolving it.
This postulate may appropriately be stated as the fixation of new averages of variation by inheritance.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
Then what has become of the postulate that truth is agreement of idea with existence beyond idea?Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
"Postulate" is a Latin form of the Greek αιτημα (aitema), and appears only in late translations.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for postulate
verb (ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt) (tr; may take a clause as object)
Derived forms of postulatepostulation, noun
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A statement accepted as true for the purposes of argument or scientific investigation; also, a basic principle. (See axiom.)