postulation

[ verb pos-chuh-leyt; noun pos-chuh-lit, -leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF postulation
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This postulation, says a close thinker, is the very foundation and essence of religion.

But Science has been reluctant to recognise that it is now entitled to dispense with the postulation of Matter.

But such esoteric combinations are not at all necessary for the postulation of wildly variant life forms.

Postulation and the verifying of postulates is thus a process of reciprocal discrimination and selection.

The postulation by him of molecular force at this point, is virtually an abandonment of the whole controversy.

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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