Definition of “postulate” - English Dictionary

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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.
noun [ C ] us /ˈpɑs·tʃə·lɪt, -ˌleɪt/


He suggested an original and interesting postulate.

(Definition of “postulate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)