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postulate


postulate

noun pos·tu·late \ˈpäs-chə-lət, -ˌlāt\

Definition of POSTULATE

:  a hypothesis advanced as an essential presupposition, condition, or premise of a train of reasoning—see koch's postulates
February 27, 2015
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An explanation or underlying reason
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