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pos·tu·late • v. / ˈpäschəˌlāt/ [tr.] 1. suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief: his theory postulated a rotatory movement for hurricanes | he postulated that the environmentalists might have a case. 2. (in ecclesiastical law) nominate or elect (someone) to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority. • n. / ˈpäschələt/ formal a thing suggested or assumed as true as the basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief: perhaps the postulate of Babylonian influence on Greek astronomy is incorrect. ∎  Math. an assumption used as a basis for mathematical reasoning. DERIVATIVES: pos·tu·la·tion / ˌpäschəˈlāshən/ n.

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postulate

postulate † demand XVI; proposition claimed to be granted, (geom.) problem of self-evident nature XVII. — L. postulātum (also used), sb. use of n. pp. of postulāre, prob. f. base of poscere (see PRAY).
So vb. XVI.

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postulate

postulate: see axiom.

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