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.
Finding affordable housing can be a difficult proposition.
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 prÅpositiÅ (“a proposing, design, theme, case").