"postulate" Definition

  1. n. 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. n. The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem.
  3. a. Postulated.
  4. v. t. To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions.
  5. v. t. To take without express consent; to assume.
  6. v. t. To invite earnestly; to solicit.

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Word Type: n., n., a., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "postulate": 2
Words that end with "postulate": 2
Words that contain "postulate": 4
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English Dictionary Definition of postulate

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