postulate

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  • It has been postulated to be a separate species based on little evidence.
  • But given all the available knowledge we don't need to postulate it.
  • Among all such sets, postulate a set such that no other set is smaller.
  • Any writer can postulate the chair, as long as they have a published book.
  • He denied every one of the postulates upon which the age of reason based itself. Cited from Varied Types, by G. K. Chesterton
  • But there are very few of these who still postulate a special act of creation for man. Cited from Darwin and Modern Science, by A.C. Seward
  • Only on account of his effects can we postulate his existence.
  • This postulate has not been, and, according to its very nature, cannot be proved. Cited from Modern Mythology, by Andrew Lang
  • Here will be found the common postulates and values upon which the world community can build.
  • The first two postulates are known widely by now and have been adopted by many group methods.
  • It is safe to postulate that all people want to have a good life.
  • There is no ground in reason for going beyond this world order to postulate a particular being as its cause. Cited from History Of Modern Philosophy, by Richard Falckenberg
  • It postulates that man, rather than matter, is the chief problem today.
  • History postulates that there, a father-in-law was typically succeeded by his son-in-law.
  • These ideas were initially taken as postulates, but today there are efforts to test each of them.
  • But we are quite aware that such a postulate would not be accepted by time majority. Cited from Yet Again, by Max Beerbohm
  • This can be considered the central postulate of musical set theory.
  • The first postulate of an original literature is, that a people use their language as if they owned it. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 25, Nov, 1859
  • These numerous manuscripts are so similar that a single original can be postulated.
  • This idea had been postulated many years before, however, the mechanism was quite unknown.
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Words starting with postulate

Meaning of postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  • verb Take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
    He posited three basic laws of nature