Proposition

Definition of Proposition

Prop`o`si´tion
n.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.
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.
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).

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