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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 cutting taxes will necessarily lead to increased economic productivity.
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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 created equal. The research project is based on the premise stated earlier.

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premiseverb [T]

uk   /prɪˈmaɪz/ /ˈprem.ɪs/  us   /prɪˈmaɪz/  /ˈprem.ɪs/ formal
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