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prop·o·si·tion

 (prŏp′ə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
2. A matter to be dealt with; a task: Finding affordable housing can be a difficult proposition.
3. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
4. A subject for discussion or analysis.
5. Logic
a. A statement that affirms or denies something.
b. The meaning expressed in such a statement, as opposed to the way it is expressed.
6. Mathematics A theorem.
tr.v. prop·o·si·tioned, prop·o·si·tion·ing, prop·o·si·tions
To propose a private bargain to, especially to propose sexual relations with.

[Middle English proposicion, from Old French proposition, from Latin prōpositiō, prōpositiōn-, setting out in words, from prōpositus, past participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

prop′o·si′tion·al adj.
prop′o·si′tion·al·ly adv.

proposition

(ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. a proposal or topic presented for consideration
2. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true or false
b. the meaning of such a sentence: I am warm always expresses the same proposition whoever the speaker is. Compare statement8
3. (Mathematics) 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
vb
(tr) to propose a plan, deal, etc, to, esp to engage in sexual intercourse
[C14 proposicioun, from Latin prōpositiō a setting forth; see propose]
ˌpropoˈsitional adj
ˌpropoˈsitionally adv

prop•o•si•tion

(ˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of proposing.
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: a tough proposition.
5. anything stated for discussion or illustration.
6. Logic. a statement in which something is affirmed or denied, so that it can therefore be significantly characterized as either true or false.
7. Math. a formal statement of either a truth to be demonstrated or an operation to be performed; a theorem or a problem.
8. a proposal of usu. illicit sexual relations.
v.t.
9. to propose sexual relations to.
10. to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.
prop`o•si′tion•al, adj.

proposition


Past participle: propositioned
Gerund: propositioning

Imperative
proposition
proposition
Present
I proposition
you proposition
he/she/it propositions
we proposition
you proposition
they proposition
Preterite
I propositioned
you propositioned
he/she/it propositioned
we propositioned
you propositioned
they propositioned
Present Continuous
I am propositioning
you are propositioning
he/she/it is propositioning
we are propositioning
you are propositioning
they are propositioning
Present Perfect
I have propositioned
you have propositioned
he/she/it has propositioned
we have propositioned
you have propositioned
they have propositioned
Past Continuous
I was propositioning
you were propositioning
he/she/it was propositioning
we were propositioning
you were propositioning
they were propositioning
Past Perfect
I had propositioned
you had propositioned
he/she/it had propositioned
we had propositioned
you had propositioned
they had propositioned
Future
I will proposition
you will proposition
he/she/it will proposition
we will proposition
you will proposition
they will proposition
Future Perfect
I will have propositioned
you will have propositioned
he/she/it will have propositioned
we will have propositioned
you will have propositioned
they will have propositioned
Future Continuous
I will be propositioning
you will be propositioning
he/she/it will be propositioning
we will be propositioning
you will be propositioning
they will be propositioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been propositioning
you have been propositioning
he/she/it has been propositioning
we have been propositioning
you have been propositioning
they have been propositioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been propositioning
you will have been propositioning
he/she/it will have been propositioning
we will have been propositioning
you will have been propositioning
they will have been propositioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been propositioning
you had been propositioning
he/she/it had been propositioning
we had been propositioning
you had been propositioning
they had been propositioning
Conditional
I would proposition
you would proposition
he/she/it would proposition
we would proposition
you would proposition
they would proposition
Past Conditional
I would have propositioned
you would have propositioned
he/she/it would have propositioned
we would have propositioned
you would have propositioned
they would have propositioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
particular proposition, particular - (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class
universal proposition, universal - (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
negation - (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false
converse - a proposition obtained by conversion
lemma - a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
theorem - a proposition deducible from basic postulates
ratiocination, conclusion - the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
posit, postulate - (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
axiom - (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident
2.proposition - a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
proposal - something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
hint, intimation, breath - an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
touch, trace, ghost - a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
feeler, overture, advance, approach - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
3.proposition - an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
4.proposition - the act of making a proposal; "they listened to her proposal"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
presentation - the act of presenting a proposal
5.proposition - a task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
Verb1.proposition - suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
propose, suggest, advise - make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

proposition

noun
1. task, problem, activity, job, affair, venture, undertaking Designing his own flat was quite a different proposition to designing for clients.
2. theory, idea, argument, concept, thesis, hypothesis, theorem, premiss, postulation the proposition that monarchs derived their authority by divine right
3. proposal, plan, suggestion, scheme, bid, motion, recommendation I want to make you a business proposition.
4. advance, pass (informal), proposal, overture, improper suggestion, come-on (informal) unwanted sexual propositions
verb
1. make a pass at, solicit, accost, make an indecent proposal to, make an improper suggestion to He had allegedly tried to proposition Miss Hawes.
Quotations
"It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true" [A.N. Whitehead Adventures of Ideas]

proposition

noun
Something that is put forward for consideration:
Translations
إقْتِراح، عَرْضقَضِيَّهيَعْرِض القِيام بالعَمَل الجِنْسي
nabídkanabízet své službynávrhproblém
antasteforslagsag
felkínálkozik
tillagaviîfagnsefni
pasisiūlytiteiginys
ierosinājumsnepatīkama situācijapiedāvāties, uzmāktiespriekšlikumsproblēma
cinsel temas teklifinde bulunmaköneriteklifuğraşılması gereken iş/durum

proposition

[ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= proposal) → proposición f, propuesta f
to make sb a propositionproponer algo a algn
2. (= enterprise) → proposición f
working as a freelance can be an attractive propositiontrabajar por cuenta propia puede ser una proposición atractiva
economically, it is not a viable propositiondesde el punto de vista económico, no es una proposición viable
3. (= opponent) → adversario/a m/f, contrincante mf
he's a tough propositiones un adversario or contrincante fuerte
4. (sexual) she had received a number of unwanted sexual propositionshabía sido objeto de varias proposiciones sexuales no deseadas
5. (Math, Logic) → proposición f

proposition

[ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən]
n
(= offer) → proposition f
to make sb a proposition → faire une proposition à qn
(= suggestion) → proposition f
an extraordinary proposition → une proposition singulière
a business proposition → une proposition d'affaires
(= thing to do) a difficult proposition → une chose difficile
an attractive proposition → une chose attrayante
(= notion) → proposition f
the proposition that man is basically good → la proposition selon laquelle l'homme est fondamentalement bon
vt
to proposition sb → faire des avances à qn
to be propositioned by sb → recevoir des avances de la part de qn

proposition

n
(= statement)Aussage f; (Philos, Logic) → Satz m; (Math) → (Lehr)satz m
(= proposal)Vorschlag m; (= argument)These f; a paying propositionein lohnendes Geschäft
(= person or thing to be dealt with) (= objective)Unternehmen nt; (= opponent)Fall m; (= prospect)Aussicht f
(pej: = improper proposition) → unsittlicher Antrag
vt he propositioned meer hat mich gefragt, ob ich mit ihm schlafen würde

proposition

[ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃn] n
a. (statement) (Math, Logic) → proposizione f
b. (proposal) → proposta
to make sb a proposition → proporre qc a qn
c. (person or thing to be dealt with) he's a tough propositionè un osso duro
that's a tough proposition → è un'impresa

proposition

(propəˈziʃən) noun
1. a proposal or suggestion.
2. a thing or situation that must be done or dealt with. a difficult proposition.
verb
to propose to someone to have sex together. He was propositioned by a prostitute.
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