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Overview of noun postulate

The noun postulate has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) postulate, posit

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


Overview of verb postulate

The verb postulate has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) contend, postulate

(maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future")

2. (1) postulate, posit

(take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature")

3. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

(require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent")

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