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premisenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprem.ɪs/  us   /ˈprem.ɪs/
an ​idea or ​theory on which a ​statement or ​action is ​based: [+ that] They had ​started with the premise that all men are ​createdequal. The ​researchproject is ​based on the premise ​statedearlier.

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premiseverb [T]

uk   /prɪˈmaɪz/ /ˈprem.ɪs/  us   /prɪˈmaɪz/  /ˈprem.ɪs/ formal
(Definition of premise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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premisenoun [C]

 us   /ˈprem·ɪs/
an ​idea or ​theory on which a ​statement or ​action is ​based: [+ that clause] We don’t ​accept the premise that ​cuttingtaxes will ​necessarilylead to ​increasedeconomicproductivity.
(Definition of premise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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