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postulateverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈpɒs.tʃə.leɪt/  us   /ˈpɑːs.tʃə.leɪt/ formal
to suggest a theory, idea, etc. as a basic principle from which a further idea is formed or developed: [+ that] It was the Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, who postulated that the earth was at the centre of the universe.

postulatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒs.tʃə.lət/  us   /ˈpɑːs.tʃə.lət/ formal
an idea that is suggested or accepted as a basic principle before a further idea is formed or developed from it
(Definition of postulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postulateverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɑs·tʃəˌleɪt/ fml
to suggest or accept that a theory or idea is true as a starting point for reasoning or discussion: [+ that clause] Astronomers postulate that the comet will reappear in 4000 years.
postulate
noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑs·tʃə·lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
fml He suggested an original and interesting postulate.
(Definition of postulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “postulate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定,假设…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定,假設…
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