Meaning of proposition


Pronunciation: (prop"u-zish'un), [key]
— n.
  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. a statement of the subject of an argument or a discourse, or of the course of action or essential idea to be advocated.
  7. a statement in which something is affirmed or denied, so that it can therefore be significantly characterized as either true or false.
  8. 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.
  1. to propose sexual relations to.
  2. to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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