Webster 1913 Edition
propositio: cf. F.
The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.“Oblations for the altar of proposition.”
That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal;
as, the enemy made
propositionsof peace; his
propositionwas not accepted.
A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed;
propositionsof Wyclif and Huss
Some persons . . . change their
propositionsaccording as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn.
(Gram. & Logic)
A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject;
snow is white
A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.
☞ It is called a theorem when it is something to be proved, and a problem when it is something to be done.
That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
Leaves of proposition
Wyclif (Luke vi. 4).
Syn. – Proposal; offer; statement; declaration.
Proposal. These words are both from the Latin verb proponere, to set forth, and as here compared they mark different forms or stages of a negotiation. A proposition is something presented for discussion or consideration;
as,. A proposal is some definite thing offered by one party to be accepted or rejected by the other. If the proposition is favorably received, it is usually followed by proposals which complete the arrangement.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That which is proposed; that which is offered for consideration, acceptance or adoption; a proposal; offer of terms. The enemy made propositions of peace; the propositions were not accepted.
2.In logic, one of the three parts of a regular argument; the part of an argument in which some quality, negative or positive, is attributed to a subject; as, 'snow is white;' 'water is fluid;' 'vice is not commendable.'
3.In mathematics, a statement in terms of either a truth to be demonstrated, or an operation to be performed. It is called a theorem, when it is something to be proved; and a problem, when it is something to be done.
4.In oratory, that which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; any thing stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
5.In poetry, the first part of a poem, in which the author states the subject or matter of it. Horace recommends modesty and simplicity in the proposition of a poem.