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  1. postulation

    • IPA[ˌpäsCHəˈlāSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      a suggestion or assumption of the existence, fact, or truth of something as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief;(in ecclesiastical law) a nomination or election of someone to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority.
    • noun: postulation, plural noun: postulations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a suggestion or assumption of the existence, fact, or truth of something as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief discrepancies between empirical findings and theoretical postulations the postulation of the existence of a lost continent
    • 2. (in ecclesiastical law) a nomination or election of someone to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority.
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    • IPA[pɒstjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      a suggestion or assumption of the existence, fact, or truth of something as a basis for ... discrepancies between empirical findings and theoretical postulations the postulation of the existence of a lost continent

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