Definition of Postulate. Meaning of Postulate. Synonyms of Postulate

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Definition of Postulate

Postulate
Postulate Pos"tu*late, n. [L. postulatum a demand, request, prop. p. p. of postulare to demand, prob. a dim. of poscere to demand, prob. for porcscere; akin to G. forschen to search, investigate, Skr. prach to ask, and L. precari to pray: cf. F. postulat. See Pray.] 1. Something demanded or asserted; especially, a position or supposition assumed without proof, or one which is considered as self-evident; a truth to which assent may be demanded or challenged, without argument or evidence. 2. (Geom.) The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem. The distinction between a postulate and an axiom lies in this, -- that the latter is admitted to be self-evident, while the former may be agreed upon between two reasoners, and admitted by both, but not as proposition which it would be impossible to deny. --Eng. Cyc.
Postulate
Postulate Pos"tu*late, a. Postulated. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
Postulate
Postulate Pos"tu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Postulating.] 1. To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions. 2. To take without express consent; to assume. The Byzantine emperors appear to have . . . postulated a sort of paramount supremacy over this nation. --W. Tooke. 3. To invite earnestly; to solicit. [Obs.] --Bp. Burnet.

Meaning of Postulate from wikipedia

- An axiom, postulate, or ****umption is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments...
- Koch's postulates (/kɒx/ KOKH) are four criteria designed to establish a causal relationship between a microbe and a disease. The postulates were formulated...
- In geometry, the parallel postulate, also called Euclid's fifth postulate because it is the fifth postulate in Euclid's Elements, is a distinctive axiom...
- In number theory, Bertrand's postulate is the theorem that for any integer n > 3 {\displaystyle n>3} , there exists at least one prime number p {\displaystyle...
- approach consists in ****uming a small set of intuitively appealing axioms (postulates) and deducing many other propositions (theorems) from these. Although...
- from principle now called the postulates of special relativity. Einstein's formulation is said to only require two postulates, though his derivation implies...
- A postulator is the person who guides a cause for beatification or canonization through the judicial processes required by the Roman Catholic Church. The...
- Hammond's postulate (or alternatively the Hammond–Leffler postulate), is a hypothesis in physical organic chemistry which describes the geometric structure...
- The mentalist postulate is the thesis that meaning in natural language is an information structure that is mentally encoded by human beings. It is a basic...
- The Planck postulate (or Planck's postulate), one of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, is the postulate that the energy of oscillators...