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proposition

[prop′əzish′ən]
Etymology: L, proponere, to place forward
1 n, a statement of a truth to be demonstrated or an operation to be performed.
2 v, to bring forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption.

proposition

(prop-uh-zish'en)
A statement about a concept or about the relationship between concepts. A proposition may be an assumption, a premise, a theorem, or a hypothesis.
See: assumption; hypothesis; premise; theorem
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However different these explications of the adjective "logical" are, they have in common that the content of logical propositions has to do with form
I seek to lead the reader, through a series of logical propositions, down a pathway to deeper religious conviction.
Propositions like Russell's "axiom of reducibility" are not logical propositions, and this explains our feeling that if true, they can only be true by a happy chance (Wittgenstein 1922: prop.