postulate

[n] - (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning 2. [v] - take as a given
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Postulate

Pos'tu·late noun [ Latin postulatum a demand, request, propast participle p. of postulare to demand, probably a dim. of poscere to demand, probably for porcscere ; akin to German forschen to search, investigate, Sanskrit prach to ask, and Latin precari
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Postulate

Pos'tu·late adjective Postulated. [ Obsolete] Hudibras.
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Postulate

Pos'tu·late transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Postulated ; present participle & verbal noun Postulating .] 1. To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions. 2. To take without express
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postulate

1. Something demanded or asserted; especially, a position or supposition assumed without proof, or one which is considered as self-evident; a truth to which assent may be demanded or challenged, without argument or evidence. ... 2. <geometry> The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of
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postulate

posit noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
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postulate

verb maintain or assert; `He contended that Communism had no future`
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postulate

(pos´tu-lāt) a proposition that is assumed or taken for granted. postulate of causality the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes, i.e., that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that in principle causes can be found for each ...
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Postulate

• (v. t.) To take without express consent; to assume. • (n.) The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem. • (v. t.) To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions. • (v. t.) To invite earnestly; to solicit. • (a.) Postulated. &bul
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postulate

(from the article `axiom`) In Euclid`s Elements the first principles were listed in two categories, as postulates and as common notions. The former are principles of geometry ...
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postulate

postulate: see axiom.
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Postulate

(Lat. postulatum; Ger. Postulat) In Kant (1) An indemonstrable practical or moral hypothesis, such as the reality of God, freedom, or immortality, belief in which is necessary for the performance of our moral duty. (2) Any of three principles of the general category of modality, called by Kant 'postulates of empirical thought.' See Modality and Ka.
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Postulate

See Mathematics.
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postulate

Type: Term Pronunciation: pos′tyū-lāt Definitions: 1. A proposition that is taken as self evident or assumed without proof, as a basis for further analysis.
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