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postulate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce claim for; demand.
    • To believe or assert the reality, reality, or prerequisite of, especially as a basis of a disagreement.
    • To assume as a premise or axiom; ignore. See Synonyms at think.
    • To beg, or assume without evidence.
    • To simply take without express permission; to believe.
    • To invite earnestly; to solicit.
  • noun:
    • Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument: "the postulate that there is little moral difference between the superpowers” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
    • A fundamental element; a fundamental principle.
    • Mathematics An axiom.
    • A requirement; a prerequisite.
    • anything assumed without evidence as being self-evident or generally speaking accepted, particularly when utilized as a basis for a quarrel.
    • a simple element; a basic concept.
    • An axiom.
    • A requirement; a prerequisite.
    • One thing demanded or asserted; particularly, a situation or supposition believed without evidence, or the one which is considered as self-evident; a truth to which assent might be demanded or challenged, without debate or proof.
    • The enunciation of a self-evident issue, in difference from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem.
    • A petition; a suit; solicitation.
    • A proposition proposed for acceptance without proof; some thing assumed; an assumption.
    • A self-evident useful proposition, into impact that one thing is possible: against an axiom, as a self-evident idea that anything is impossible.
    • A condition for accomplishment of such a thing.
    • (reasoning) a proposition which acknowledged as real to be able to provide a basis for rational thinking
  • verb:
    • To assume as a truthful or precise premise or axiom, specifically as a basis of a quarrel.
    • (Christianity, historical) To appoint or request your session to an ecclesiastical workplace.
    • (obsolete) To request, demand or claim for yourself.
    • simply take as certain; believe as a postulate or axiom
    • maintain or assert
    • require as helpful, just, or appropriate
  • adjective:
    • Postulated.
  • others:
    • To invite; solicit; require by entreaty. See def. 3.
    • To assume without proof; lay out as a thing that needs to be thought, although it can't be shown; take for granted.
    • In ecclesiastical legislation, to inquire of genuine ecclesiastical authority to admit (a nominee) by dispensation, whenever a canonical impediment is meant to exist. Lee, Glossary.
    • To make postulates or demands; encourage a suit.
    • Postulated; assumed.
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