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Postulate

Pos´tu`late
n.1.Something demanded or asserted; especially, a position or supposition assumed without proof, or one which is considered as self-evident; a truth to which assent may be demanded or challenged, without argument or evidence.
2.(Geom.) The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem.
a.1.Postulated.
v. t.1.To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions.
[imp. & p. p. Postulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Postulating.]
2.To take without express consent; to assume.
3.To invite earnestly; to solicit.
Noun1.postulate - (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Synonyms: posit
Verb1.postulate - maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
Synonyms: contend
2.postulate - take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
Synonyms: posit
3.postulate - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"
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