Proposition meaning

prŏpə-zĭshən
A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
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To propose a private bargain to, especially to propose sexual relations with.
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(uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
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An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
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(countable) An idea or a plan offered.
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A subject for discussion or analysis.
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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.

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A matter to be dealt with; a task.

Finding affordable housing can be a difficult proposition.

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A proposed deal, as in business.
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A setting forth; offering.
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(countable, US, politics) In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.
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To propose a plan to (someone).
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The act of proposing.
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A subject or statement to be discussed or debated.
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A theorem.
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(countable, logic) The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.
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(countable, mathematics) An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.
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(countable, mathematics) An assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be called a theorem.
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To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.
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A person, problem, undertaking, etc. being or to be dealt with.
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An informative statement whose truth or falsity can be evaluated by means of logic.
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A theorem to be demonstrated or a problem to be solved.
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To make a proposition, esp. an improper one, to.
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(countable, business settings) The terms of a transaction offered.
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Origin of proposition

  • Middle English proposicion from Old French proposition from Latin prōpositiō prōpositiōn- setting out in words from prōpositus past participle of prōpōnere to set forth propose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin prōpositiō (“a proposing, design, theme, case").

    From Wiktionary