Proposition



noun
1.
the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done.
2.
a plan or scheme proposed.
3.
an offer of terms for a transaction, as in business.
4.
a thing, matter, or person considered as something to be dealt with or encountered:
Keeping diplomatic channels open is a serious proposition.
5.
anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
6.
Rhetoric. a statement of the subject of an argument or a discourse, or of the course of action or essential idea to be advocated.
7.
Logic. a statement in which something is affirmed or denied, so that it can therefore be significantly characterized as either true or false.
8.
Mathematics. a formal statement of either a truth to be demonstrated or an operation to be performed; a theorem or a problem.
9.
a proposal of usually illicit sexual relations.
verb (used with object)
10.
to propose sexual relations to.
11.
to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.
noun
1.
a proposal or topic presented for consideration
2.
(philosophy)

the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true or false
the meaning of such a sentence: I am warm always expresses the same proposition whoever the speaker is Compare statement (sense 8)

3.
(maths) a statement or theorem, usually containing its proof
4.
(informal) a person or matter to be dealt with: he’s a difficult proposition
5.
an invitation to engage in sexual intercourse
verb
6.
(transitive) to propose a plan, deal, etc, to, esp to engage in sexual intercourse
proposition

noun

An invitation or request for sexual favors; pass: He made a rude proposition and got his ears pinned back

verb

To request sexual favors; COME ON TO someone, MAKE A PASS AT someone: He propositioned every woman at the party

[1924+; defined as ”a proposal of marriage” in a 1908 source]

logic
A statement in propositional logic which may be either true or false. Each proposition is typically represented by a letter in a formula such as “p => q”, meaning proposition p implies proposition q.
(2006-03-14)

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