Definition of Propositions. Meaning of Propositions. Synonyms of Propositions

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Definition of Propositions

Proposition
Proposition Prop`o*si"tion, n. [L. propositio: cf. F. proposition. See Propound.] 1. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering. ``Oblations for the altar of proposition.' --Jer. Taylor. 2. That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted. 3. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss. Some persons . . . change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn. --Jer. Taylor. 4. (Gram. & Logic) A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white. 5. (Math.) A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed. Note: It is called a theorem when it is something to be proved, and a problem when it is something to be done. 6. (Rhet.) That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration. 7. (Poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it. Leaves of proposition (Jewish Antiq.), the showbread. --Wyclif (Luke vi. 4). Syn: Proposal; offer; statement; declaration. Usage: Proposition, Proposal. These words are both from the Latin verb proponere, to set forth, and as here compared they mark different forms or stages of a negotiation. A proposition is something presented for discussion or consideration; as, propositions of peace. A proposal is some definite thing offered by one party to be accepted or rejected by the other. If the proposition is favorably received, it is usually followed by proposals which complete the arrangement.

Meaning of Propositions from wikipedia

- in this language are propositional constants, which are considered atomic propositions, and composite (or compound) propositions, which are composed by...
- propositions and synthetic propositions. Analytic propositions are true by virtue of their meaning, while synthetic propositions are true by how their meaning...
- logical connectives. The propositions without logical connectives are called atomic propositions. Unlike first-order logic, propositional logic does not deal...
- King rejected the Propositions and in August the country descended into civil war. The opening paragraph of the Nineteen Propositions introduces the do****ent...
- analytic propositions are different. Not all analytic propositions are self-evident, and it is sometimes claimed that not all self-evident propositions are...
- with contingent propositions, there are at least three other cl****es of propositions, some of which overlap: Tautological propositions, which must be true...
- first distinguishes between material and grammatical propositions, noting: 4.003 Most of the propositions and questions to be found in philosophical works...
- supporting legislation that would erode taxpayer protections such as Propositions 13 and 218. Local governments s****ing voter approval for a tax frequently...
- affirm), referring to the affirmative propositions A and I, and nego (I deny), referring to the negative propositions E and O. Quantity refers to the number...
- where they live with their four dogs and three cats. The p****age of Proposition 8 cast doubt on the legal status of their marriage, but a subsequent...
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