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pos·tu·late

 (pŏs′chə-lāt′)
tr.v. pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing, pos·tu·lates
1. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument: "We can see individuals, but we can't see providence; we have to postulate it" (Aldous Huxley).
2. To propose as a hypothesis or explanation: Researchers now postulate that the disease is caused by a virus.
3. To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
4. Archaic To make claim for; demand.
n. (pŏs′chə-lĭt, -lāt′)
1. 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).
2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
3. Mathematics An axiom.
4. Archaic A requirement; a prerequisite.

[Medieval Latin postulāre, postulāt-, to nominate to a bishopric, to assume, from Latin, to request; see prek- in Indo-European roots.]

pos′tu·la′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postulation - (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
2.postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authoritypostulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
application - a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
ingathering, solicitation, collection, appeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"

postulation

noun
Something taken to be true without proof:
Translations

postulation

[ˌpɒstjʊˈleɪʃən] Npostulación f

postulation

n (= act)Postulieren nt; (= theory)Postulat nt
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