verb (used with object)
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Origin of proposition
OTHER WORDS FROM propositionprop·o·si·tion·al, adjectiveprop·o·si·tion·al·ly, adverbun·der·prop·o·si·tion, noun
Words nearby proposition
Example sentences from the Web for proposition
It stands for the proposition that the biological basis of procreation should also be the sole organizing principle of society.
An HIV scare, Rand Paul talking points, and a (maybe) proposition.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of love likely stems from DeMaio's silence on Proposition 8.No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful|Olivia Nuzzi|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the proposition had eventually broken apart in the churning, acidic stomach of Washington politics.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think the proposition is still debatable, or at least still in formation.Hillary Clinton’s Golden Ticket: Paid Family Medical Leave|Michael Tomasky|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This last proviso, however, as we shall see, takes away almost all practical importance from the proposition.
From no other source than the knowledge that this first proposition contains a clear conception of that which I affirm.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
It is unnecessary to say how welcome the proposition was to me.Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth|George Brandes
Wherever there is a relative, there is a second proposition.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
This proposition carried with it so much loneliness and isolation, that it was declined.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs|Orange Jacobs
British Dictionary definitions for proposition
- the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true or false
- the meaning of such a sentence: I am warm always expresses the same proposition whoever the speaker isCompare statement (def. 8)