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  1. postulate

    • v.
      suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief;(in ecclesiastical law) nominate or elect (someone) to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority
    • n.
      a thing suggested or assumed as true as the basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief;an assumption used as a basis for mathematical reasoning.
    • verb: postulate, 3rd person present: postulates, gerund or present participle: postulating, past tense: postulated, past participle: postulated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief his theory postulated a rotatory movement for hurricanes she postulated that the environmentalists might have a case
    • 2. (in ecclesiastical law) nominate or elect (someone) to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority the chapter was then allowed to postulate the bishop of Bath

    名詞

    • 1. formal a thing suggested or assumed as true as the basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief perhaps the postulate of Babylonian influence on Greek astronomy is incorrect
    • formal an assumption used as a basis for mathematical reasoning.
    • 更多解釋
    • v.
      suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, ... his theory postulated a rotatory movement for hurricanes he postulated that the environmentalists might have a case
    • n.
      a thing suggested or assumed as true as the basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief: perhaps the postulate of Babylonian influence on Greek astronomy is incorrect

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