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a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
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the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
a postulated sequence of possible events
(rhetoric) an assumption or underlying belief that connects evidence to a claim
(mathematics) a condition specified for the solution to a set of differential equations
a stipulated condition
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
take something as preexisting and given
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
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