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Hypothesis vs. Proposition

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Hypothesisnoun

(sciences) Used loosely, a tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or experimentation. As a scientific term of art, see the attached quotation. Compare to theory, and quotation given there.

Propositionnoun

(uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.

Hypothesisnoun

(general) An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.

Propositionnoun

(countable) An idea or a plan offered.

Hypothesisnoun

(grammar) The antecedent of a conditional statement.

Propositionnoun

The terms of a transaction offered.

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Hypothesisnoun

A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a fact or an occurrence; as, the hypothesis that head winds detain an overdue steamer.

‘An hypothesis being a mere supposition, there are no other limits to hypotheses than those of the human imagination.’;

Propositionnoun

In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.

Hypothesisnoun

A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts, and to guide in the investigation of others; hence, frequently called a working hypothesis.

Propositionnoun

(grammar) A complete sentence.

Hypothesisnoun

a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations

Propositionnoun

The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion; (Aristotelian logic) a predicate of a subject that is denied or affirmed and connected by a copula.

‘“'Wiktionary is a good dictionary' is a proposition” is a proposition.’;

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Hypothesisnoun

a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena;

‘a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory’; ‘he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices’;

Propositionnoun

An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.

Hypothesisnoun

a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Propositionnoun

An assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be called a theorem.

Hypothesis

A hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it.

Propositionnoun

A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed.

‘the propositions of Wyclif and Huss’;

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Propositionnoun

(poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.

Propositionverb

To make a suggestion of sexual intercourse to (someone with whom one is not sexually involved).

Propositionverb

To make an offer or suggestion to (someone).

Propositionnoun

The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.

Propositionnoun

That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted.

Propositionnoun

A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.

‘Some persons . . . change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn.’;

Propositionnoun

A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.

Propositionnoun

A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.

Propositionnoun

That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.

Propositionnoun

The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.

Propositionnoun

(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

Propositionnoun

a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection;

‘it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse’;

Propositionnoun

an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

Propositionnoun

the act of making a proposal;

‘they listened to her proposal’;

Propositionnoun

a task to be dealt with;

‘securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition’;

Propositionverb

suggest sex to;

‘She was propositioned by a stranger at the party’;

Proposition

In logic and linguistics, a proposition is the meaning of a declarative sentence. In philosophy, is understood to be a non-linguistic entity which is shared by all sentences with the same meaning.

‘meaning’;

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