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postulate is pronounced in three syllables

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“… moved past it the first postulate tells …”

meanings of postulate


  1. A requirement; a prerequisite.
  2. An axiom.
  3. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  4. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument. Sometimes distinguished from axioms as being relevant to a particular science or context, rather than universally true, and following from other axioms rather than being an absolute assumption.


  1. To appoint or request one's appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
  2. To request, demand or claim for oneself.
  3. To assume as a truthful or accurate premise or axiom, especially as a basis of an argument.


  1. Postulated.

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