proposition Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "proposition" - English Dictionary

See all translations

propositionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌprɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌprɑː.pə-/
C1 an offer or suggestion, usually in business: He wrote to me last week regarding a business proposition he thought might interest me. I've put my proposition to the company director for his consideration. an idea or opinion: They were debating the proposition that "All people are created equal".
More examples

propositionverb [T]

uk   /ˌprɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌprɑː.pə-/
to ask someone who you are not in a relationship with if they would like to have sex with you: I was propositioned by a complete stranger.
(Definition of proposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of proposition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “proposition” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More