# proposition

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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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Teaching students to read aloud symbolic mathematical statements is an important part of developing their symbolic, and hence, mathematical literacy.
The authors begin with brief mathematical statements of models, procedures, and notation, and present data examples to illustrate the models.

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