postulating

[ verb pos-chuh-leyt; noun pos-chuh-lit, -leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF postulating
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I am not alone, then, in postulating the reality of the group mind.

In short, every identity we reason from is made by our postulating an irrelevance of differences.

"It is interesting to watch them," he replied, postulating her mood.

This, it would seem, reduces considerably the need for postulating modern influence so far as the method is concerned.

But, in the task of postulating without authority from Nature, it seems impossible to stop short.

So there is no need of postulating with Laplace an excessively high temperature of the original nebula.

And it promised to be a mystery on a higher plane than the rather sordid affair we had been postulating.

This was done by postulating far flung cavalry outposts in the dim distance.

To explain the sacred character of totemic things by postulating this characteristic, is to answer the question by the question.

The postulating of them marks a gap in our knowledge, and extends our insight only in the degree that it discloses our ignorance.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "nominate to a church office," from Medieval Latin postulatus, past participle of postulare "to ask, demand; claim; require," probably formed from past participle of Latin poscere "ask urgently, demand," from *posk-to-, Italic inchoative of PIE root *prek- "to ask questions" (cf. Sanskrit prcchati, Avestan peresaiti "interrogates," Old High German forskon, German forschen "to search, inquire"). Use in logic dates from 1640s, borrowed from Medieval Latin.

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