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postulate

 [pos´tu-lat]
anything assumed or taken for granted.
postulate of causality the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes; i.e., that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that in principle causes can be found for each effect.
Koch's p's a statement of the kind of experimental evidence required to establish the causative relation of a given microorganism to a given disease. The conditions are: 1, the microorganism is present in every case of the disease; 2, it is to be cultivated in pure culture; 3, inoculation of such culture must produce the disease in susceptible animals; 4, it must be obtained from such animals, and again grown in a pure culture.

pos·tu·late

(pos'tyū-lāt),
A proposition that is taken as self evident or assumed without proof, as a basis for further analysis.
See also: hypothesis, theory.
[L. postulo, pp. -atus, to demand]

postulate

/pos·tu·late/ (pos´choo-lāt) anything assumed or taken for granted.

postulate

[pos′chəlāt]
Etymology: L, postulare, to demand
a hypothesis that is offered as true without proof or as a basis for argument or debate.

pos·tu·late

(pos'chū-lăt)
A proposition that is taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for further analysis.
See also: hypothesis, theory
[L. postulo, pp. -atus, to demand]

postulate

anything assumed or taken for granted.

Koch's p's
see koch's postulates.
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Another aspect, beyond the scope of this paper, are what I call the "seminal" metaphors--the way in which scientific theory is couched in language reflecting men's sexual beliefs, a further manifestation of this linguistic postulate.
Derivational thinking is the name I have given to the type of thinking and of perception in English that results from the union of all the structures listed previously, and that has as its foundation the three linguistic postulates of number, sex-based gender, and ranking comparative/absolute.
truth" (12), indeed, whether one could ever demonstrate categorically that any sentence was true, since the second postulate implies that each sentence signifies many things all of which must obtain, and so be verified, for it to be true and be shown to be true.
Washington, June 21 (ANI): To test the validity of present and future proposals related to the probable cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a researcher has recommended three postulates, or necessary conditions.
Suspicion of the parallel postulate goes back to Euclid, who was the first person to notice (in writing at any rate) that it was needed for some arguments.
Three mathematical works by Khayyam (English translations only) are presented: Treatise on Algebra (Risala fi al-jabr wa al-muqabala), Treatise on the Division of a Quadrant of a Circle (Risala fi qisma rub' al-da'ira), and Commentary on the Difficulties of Certain Postulates of Euclid's Work (Risala fi sharh ma ashkal min musadarat kitab Uqlidis).
Kant's designation of God as "a postulate of practical reason" provides a minimalist realist account of God's existence.
Notwithstanding, they both violate the functions proposed by Hansson [Han92, Han94], given that they do not satisfy their inclusion postulate for bases: K-[alpha] [?
This paper looked specifically at agency within the linguistic postulate / derivational thinking framework.
Contrary to the suggestion that ADD symptoms may lead to low academic achievement is the postulate that processing deficits or learning disabilities and academic failure could lead to a lack of concentration and attention (Riccio & Jernison, 1998).
was that we could design a relatively desirable scenario even if we did not postulate a new economic boom.