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Definition of Proposition

Proposition

  1. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.
  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.
  4. 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. A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.
  6. That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
  7. The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.

Proposition Quotations

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln

As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem.
Naveen Jain

Woman suffrage is an unjust, unreasonable, unspiritual abnormality. It is a hard, undigested, tasteless, devitalized proposition. It is a half-fledged, unmusical, Promethean abomination. It is a quack bolus to reduce masculinity even by the obliteration of femininity.
John Boyle O'Reilly

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.
David Hume

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
Pierre de Fermat
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Proposition Translations

proposition in German is Vorschlag
proposition in Latin is thesis
proposition in Swedish is sats
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