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proposition

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1 an idea that is the starting point for making a case or conducting an investigation
  • started the discussion with the simple proposition that no one ever does anything out of pure altruism

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2 something which is presented for consideration
  • a neighbor with a business proposition to tell us about

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The first known use of proposition was in the 14th century

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“Proposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/proposition. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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