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premise

pre·mise

premise

 
 
pronunciation:
pre mihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a proposition that forms the basis for an argument or a conclusion.
synonyms:
hypothesis, proposition
similar words:
assumption, postulate, presumption, theorem, thesis
definition 2: (pl.) a piece of land and the buildings on it, or a building and its grounds.
similar words:
grounds, lot, plot, property, site
definition 3: (pl.) the preliminary statement of facts or grounds for a legal proceeding.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: premised, premises, premising
definition: to state or assume as a premise, as in an argument or legal proceeding.
synonyms:
assume, posit, postulate, suppose
similar words:
predicate, propose
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make or assume a premise.
similar words:
hypothesize, theorize
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