proposition noun

1 arrangement/offer/suggestion

ADJ. attractive, tempting | feasible, practical, viable | business, commercial, economic, paying

VERB + PROPOSITION put to sb Ring up your agent in New York and put your proposition to him.

2 problem/task

ADJ. tough, tricky | different He's a different proposition from his father?much less tolerant.

3 idea/opinion

ADJ. basic, central, fundamental | true | extreme | abstract, causal, empirical, ethical, existential, general, theoretical, universal

QUANT. set

VERB + PROPOSITION express, put forward

PROPOSITION + VERB concern sth, relate to sth

PREP. ~ about The book puts forward a number of extreme propositions about the nature of language.