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proposition

[ prop-uh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to propose sexual relations to.
to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.

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Origin of proposition

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English proposicio(u)n, from Latin prōpositiōn- (stem of prōpositiō) “a setting forth.” See propositus, -ion
2. See proposal.
prop·o·si·tion·al, adjectiveprop·o·si·tion·al·ly, adverbun·der·prop·o·si·tion, noun
preposition, proposition
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British Dictionary definitions for proposition

proposition
/ (ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

a proposal or topic presented for consideration
philosophy
  1. the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true or false
  2. the meaning of such a sentence: I am warm always expresses the same proposition whoever the speaker isCompare statement (def. 8)
maths a statement or theorem, usually containing its proof
informal a person or matter to be dealt withhe's a difficult proposition
an invitation to engage in sexual intercourse

verb

(tr) to propose a plan, deal, etc, to, esp to engage in sexual intercourse
propositional, adjectivepropositionally, adverb
C14 proposicioun, from Latin prōpositiō a setting forth; see propose
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