Meaning of PROPOSITION in English
n. & v.
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.
Etymology: ME f. OF proposition or L propositio (as PROPOUND)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012