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

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)

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


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


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]

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.


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