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Meaning & Definition of Proposition in English

English

Proposition

/prɑpəzɪʃən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • proposition

2. A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

  • "It was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
    synonym:
  • suggestion
  • ,
  • proposition
  • ,
  • proffer

3. An offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

    synonym:
  • proposition

4. The act of making a proposal

  • "They listened to her proposal"
    synonym:
  • proposal
  • ,
  • proposition

5. A task to be dealt with

  • "Securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
    synonym:
  • proposition

verb

1. Suggest sex to

  • "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
    synonym:
  • proposition

Examples of using

It's a risky proposition.
That's what I call a self-evident proposition, as the dog's-meat man said, when the housemaid told him he warn't a gentleman.
Their proposition is contrary to ours.