verb (used with object)
Origin of proposition
Synonyms for proposition
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(β) A propositional function is necessary when all its values are true.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
That is the subject-matter of the propositional part of a classic tragedy.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
In theology truth is propositional—tied up in neat parcels, systematized, and arranged in logical order.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
The “Doctrine” is not usually an abstract theological dogma: it is simply the theme of the discourse stated in propositional form.Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
Call it a propositional function; and, if φx be a propositional function, the undetermined variable x is the argument.
- 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)
Word Origin for proposition
mid-14c., "a setting forth as a topic for discussion," from Old French proposicion "proposal, submission, (philosophical) proposition" (12c.), from Latin propositionem (nominative propositio) "a setting forth, statement, a presentation, representation; fundamental assumption," noun of action from past participle stem of proponere (see propound). Meaning "action of proposing something to be done" is from late 14c. General sense of "matter, problem, undertaking" recorded by 1877. Related: Propositional.
1914, from proposition (n.); specifically of sexual favors from 1936. Related: Propositioned; propositioning.