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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To claim; to assume as true, existent or necessary.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To claim; to assume as true, existent or necessary. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Something taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for reasoning.

Usage examples (35)
  • Unlike laws, theories often postulate unobservable objects as part of their explanatory mechanism.
  • I think your postulate is often true for me, but that show might be my exception.
  • One of the ways you postulate is to examine available evidence and available processes.
  • If what you postulate is true, then both the lawyer and DeLay are too incompetent to enter into a courtroom to begin with. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''postulate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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