premiss

Definitions of premiss
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n a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

Synonyms:
assumption, premise
Types:
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major premise, major premiss
the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
minor premise, minor premiss, subsumption
the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
thesis
an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
condition, precondition, stipulation
an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
scenario
a postulated sequence of possible events
boundary condition
(mathematics) a condition specified for the solution to a set of differential equations
provision, proviso
a stipulated condition
Type of:
posit, postulate
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

v take something as preexisting and given

Synonyms:
premise
Type of:
presuppose, suppose
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

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