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Noun: proposition  ,pró-pu'zi-shun
  1. (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
     
  2. A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    "it was a proposition we couldn't refuse";
    - suggestion, proffer
     
  3. An offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favours)
     
  4. The act of making a proposal
    "they listened to her proposition";
    - proposal
     
  5. A task to be dealt with
    "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
Verb: proposition  ,pró-pu'zi-shun
  1. Suggest sex to
    "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
     
  2. Propose a plan or deal to someone; make an offer

Derived forms: propositions, propositioned, propositioning

Type of: advise, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], offer, offering, project, proposal, propose, speech act, statement, suggest, task, undertaking

Encyclopedia: Proposition