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English noun: proposition

1. proposition (communication) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)axiom, conclusion, converse, lemma, negation, particular, particular proposition, posit, postulate, ratiocination, theorem, universal, universal proposition


Part holonymterm


Domain categorylogic

2. proposition (communication) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection


SamplesIt was a suggestion we couldn't refuse.


Synonymsproffer, suggestion


Broader (hypernym)proposal


Narrower (hyponym)advance, approach, breath, feeler, ghost, hint, intimation, overture, touch, trace

3. proposition (communication) an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)


Broader (hypernym)offer, offering

4. proposition (communication) the act of making a proposal


SamplesThey listened to her proposal.


Synonymsproposal


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)presentation

5. proposition (act) a task to be dealt with


SamplesSecuring adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition.


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


English verb: proposition

1. proposition (communication) suggest sex to


SamplesShe was propositioned by a stranger at the party.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest









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