- The definition of a proposition is a statement putting forth an idea, suggestion or plan.
- An example of a proposition is the idea that the death penalty is a good way to stop crime.
- An example of a proposition is a suggestion for a change in the terms of company bylaws.
- An example of a proposition is a suggested expansion of a business.
proposition definition by Webster's New World
- the act of proposing
- something proposed; proposal, plan
- ☆ Informal an unethical or immoral proposal, specif. one of illicit sexual relations in return for some gain
- a subject or statement to be discussed or debated
- ☆ Informal a proposed deal, as in business
- ☆ Informal a person, problem, undertaking, etc. being or to be dealt with
- Archaic a setting forth; offering
- Logic an informative statement whose truth or falsity can be evaluated by means of logic
- Math. a theorem to be demonstrated or a problem to be solved
Origin: Middle English proposicioun ; from Old French proposition ; from Classical Latin propositio ; from proponere: see propose
- propositional adjective
proposition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
- A matter to be dealt with; a task: Finding affordable housing can be a difficult proposition.
- An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
- A subject for discussion or analysis.
- Logic a. A statement that affirms or denies something.b. The meaning expressed in such a statement, as opposed to the way it is expressed.
- Mathematics A theorem.
Origin: Middle English proposicion, from Old French proposition, from Latin prōpositiō, prōpositiōn-, setting out in words, from prōpositus, past participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.
- propˌo·siˈtion·al adjective
- propˌo·siˈtion·al·ly adverb