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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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If the propositions intend to stop abuses, why would one proposition (Proposition 99) explicitly eliminate the legitimate reforms produced by the other (Proposition 98)?
Businesses frequently will talk about their "value propositions," but as recently reported in Harvard Business Review, there seems to be little agreement as to what constitutes a value proposition, and more importantly what makes one persuasive enough to resonate with a customer.
The Synod has produced a draft list of 50 propositions on various topics, which the bishops approved by vote, before sending the results to the Pope who, in his turn, will produce the final document a year from now.
Most insurance company marketing and research and development traits don't have the resources or expertise to perform a detailed assessment of competitor value propositions and so rely on the insights of their sales force.
Accompanied by an excellent catalogue that offers, together with several critical essays, the most complete anthology of Clark's own riveting writings (much of it previously unpublished), the show provided an excellent sample of her early work (paintings, reliefs, and sculptures) and, as far as the later propositions are concerned, it followed the solution Clark herself devised for her first major retrospective (1986) in Rio de Janeiro: The "original" props were exhibited as prototypes on pedestals or hooked on the walls, but next to them were duplicates ready for use (as well as explanatory materials), to be replaced as soon as wear and tear rendered them obsolete.
After a community education process that proceeded in fits and starts for nearly a year, on July 22 the board of supervisors finally put two choices before the voters, known as Propositions G (district elections) and H (preference voting).
Propositions 1 and 2 are conflicting, and litigation is ongoing to resolve the inconsistencies.
Yet it's not quite liberal, either: Faced with the chance Tuesday to stick it to two of the left's most hated bogeymen -- Big Tobacco and Big Oil -- through Propositions 86 and 87, Californians declined.
Unless the value propositions crafted and delivered to wholesalers, retailers and customers are distinctive and relevant, the selling system eventually will break down and will not be sustainable.
The all-encompassing nature of one of the two propositions (Proposition 2) is cause for additional concern, and Fitch considers its possible implementation as a potential challenge to the city's credit quality given ongoing and future spending pressures.
The result is that the future of the state will be shaped far more by which propositions win or fail than by which politicians get elected to office.
LOS ANGELES -- Joining a growing list of water, environmental, business and elected leaders throughout the state in support of two water-related bonds on the November 2006 ballot, Metropolitan Water District's Board of Directors today endorsed Propositions 1E and 84.