Meaning of PROPOSITION in English

PROPOSITION

n. & v.

--n.

1. a statement or assertion.

2 a scheme proposed; a proposal.

3 Logic a statement consisting of subject and predicate that is subject to proof or disproof.

4 colloq. a problem, opponent, prospect, etc. that is to be dealt with (a difficult proposition).

5 Math. a formal statement of a theorem or problem, often including the demonstration.

6 a an enterprise etc. with regard to its likelihood of commercial etc. success. b a person regarded similarly.

7 colloq. a sexual proposal.

--v.tr. colloq. make a proposal (esp. of sexual intercourse) to (he propositioned her).

Phrases and idioms:

not a proposition unlikely to succeed.

Derivatives:

propositional adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF proposition or L propositio (as PROPOUND)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.