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My idea in terms of managing a narrative, or in thinking in my creative life, is that you could easily argue that the past, the present and the future all occur simultaneously, and if you can postulate that, then you're not strictly bound to a linear narrative.
Tommy Lee Jones

Meaning of "postulate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POSTULATE

From Latin postulāre to ask for, require; related to pōscere to request.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POSTULATE

postulate  [ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSTULATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Postulate is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb postulate in English.

WHAT DOES POSTULATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Axiom

An axiom, or postulate, is a premise or starting point of reasoning. As classically conceived, an axiom is a premise so evident as to be accepted as true without controversy. The word comes from the Greek ἀξίωμα (āxīoma) 'that which is thought worthy or fit' or 'that which commends itself as evident.' As used in modern logic, an axiom is simply a premise or starting point for reasoning. Axioms define and delimit the realm of analysis; the relative truth of an axiom is taken for granted within the particular domain of analysis, and serves as a starting point for deducing and inferring other relative truths. No explicit view regarding the absolute truth of axioms is ever taken in the context of modern mathematics, as such a thing is considered to be an irrelevant and impossible contradiction in terms. In mathematics, the term axiom is used in two related but distinguishable senses: "logical axioms" and "non-logical axioms". Logical axioms are usually statements that are taken to be true within the system of logic they define (e.g., (A and B) implies A), while non-logical axioms (e.g.

Definition of postulate in the English dictionary

The first definition of postulate in the dictionary is to assume to be true or existent; take for granted. Other definition of postulate is to ask, demand, or claim. Postulate is also to nominate to a post or office subject to approval by a higher authority.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO POSTULATE

PRESENT

Present
I postulate
you postulate
he/she/it postulates
we postulate
you postulate
they postulate
Present continuous
I am postulating
you are postulating
he/she/it is postulating
we are postulating
you are postulating
they are postulating
Present perfect
I have postulated
you have postulated
he/she/it has postulated
we have postulated
you have postulated
they have postulated
Present perfect continuous
I have been postulating
you have been postulating
he/she/it has been postulating
we have been postulating
you have been postulating
they have been postulating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I postulated
you postulated
he/she/it postulated
we postulated
you postulated
they postulated
Past continuous
I was postulating
you were postulating
he/she/it was postulating
we were postulating
you were postulating
they were postulating
Past perfect
I had postulated
you had postulated
he/she/it had postulated
we had postulated
you had postulated
they had postulated
Past perfect continuous
I had been postulating
you had been postulating
he/she/it had been postulating
we had been postulating
you had been postulating
they had been postulating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will postulate
you will postulate
he/she/it will postulate
we will postulate
you will postulate
they will postulate
Future continuous
I will be postulating
you will be postulating
he/she/it will be postulating
we will be postulating
you will be postulating
they will be postulating
Future perfect
I will have postulated
you will have postulated
he/she/it will have postulated
we will have postulated
you will have postulated
they will have postulated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been postulating
you will have been postulating
he/she/it will have been postulating
we will have been postulating
you will have been postulating
they will have been postulating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would postulate
you would postulate
he/she/it would postulate
we would postulate
you would postulate
they would postulate
Conditional continuous
I would be postulating
you would be postulating
he/she/it would be postulating
we would be postulating
you would be postulating
they would be postulating
Conditional perfect
I would have postulate
you would have postulate
he/she/it would have postulate
we would have postulate
you would have postulate
they would have postulate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been postulating
you would have been postulating
he/she/it would have been postulating
we would have been postulating
you would have been postulating
they would have been postulating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you postulate
we let´s postulate
you postulate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to postulate
Past participle
postulated
Present Participle
postulating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSTULATE


accumulate
əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
calculate
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt
circulate
ˈsɜːkjʊˌleɪt
coagulate
kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt
congratulate
kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt
cumulate
ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
ejaculate
ɪˈdʒækjʊˌleɪt
emulate
ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt
encapsulate
ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt
formulate
ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
insulate
ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt
manipulate
məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt
modulate
ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt
populate
ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt
reformulate
riːˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
regulate
ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt
simulate
ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt
speculate
ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪt
stimulate
ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt
stipulate
ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSTULATE

posttest
posttransfusion
posttraumatic
posttreatment
posttrial
postulancy
postulant
postulantship
postulation
postulational
postulationally
postulator
postulatory
postulatum
postural
posture
posturer
posturing
posturise
posturize

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSTULATE

absquatulate
ambulate
articulate
chocolate
consulate
copulate
demodulate
depopulate
deregulate
emasculate
geniculate
immaculate
matriculate
ovulate
particulate
recirculate
repopulate
reticulate
triangulate
undulate
ungulate

Synonyms and antonyms of postulate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POSTULATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «postulate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of postulate

Translation of «postulate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSTULATE

Find out the translation of postulate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of postulate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «postulate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

假定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

postular
570 millions of speakers

English

postulate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मांगना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسلمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

постулат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

postular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বীকার্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

postuler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Postulat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

postulieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

仮定する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가정하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langsung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bổ nhiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுமானத்தின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आश्वासन देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

koyut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

postulare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

postulat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

постулат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

postulat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αξίωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

postulaat
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

postulat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

postulatet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of postulate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTULATE»

The term «postulate» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.815 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSTULATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about postulate

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8 QUOTES WITH «POSTULATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word postulate.
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Anthony Braxton
I had never thought that I would be involved in narrative structures. As a young guy, I was more interested in abstract modeling. But as I got older, I began to see that there was no reason to limit myself to any intellectual or conceptual postulate, when in fact I'm a professional student of music.
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Tyler Cowen
Often, economists spend their energies squabbling with one another, but arguably the more important contrast is between our broadly liberal economic worldview and the various alternatives - common around the globe - that postulate natural hierarchies of religion, ethnicity, caste and gender, often enforced by law and strict custom.
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Lukas Foss
I don't dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen.
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Tommy Lee Jones
My idea in terms of managing a narrative, or in thinking in my creative life, is that you could easily argue that the past, the present and the future all occur simultaneously, and if you can postulate that, then you're not strictly bound to a linear narrative.
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Ernest Renan
The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
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Elihu Root
The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
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Frank Tipler
We physicists know that a beautiful postulate is more likely to be correct than an ugly one. Why not adopt this postulate of Eternal Life, at least as a working hypothesis?
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Chauncey Wright
If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSTULATE»

Discover the use of postulate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to postulate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fifth Postulate: How Unraveling A Two Thousand Year Old ...
I loved this book." —John Horgan, author, The End of Science and Rational Mysticism "An accessible and engrossing blend of micro-biography, history and mathematics, woven together to reveal a blockbuster discovery." —David Wolman, ...
Jason Socrates Bardi, 2009
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Mathematical Expeditions: Chronicles by the Explorers
This book contains the stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, pieced together through the writings of the explorers who, regardless of motive, expanded what was known to the mathematical world and realized that still greater ...
Reinhard Laubenbacher, David Pengelley, 1999
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Geometry: Plane and Fancy: Plane and Fancy
In fact, there can be no proof of the parallel postulate that relies only on the other axioms and postulates of Euclid. By the end of this book, it should be clear where the mistake(s) is (are) in this section. This is not to say that the proof is all wrong ...
David A. Singer, 1998
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Mathematics: People, Problems, Results
Since Euclid's time, many people who have studied the Elements have been troubled by Euclid's fifth postulate. The fifth postulate seems anomalous. Even if our view is that the primary purpose of organizing geometry into a rigorous deductive ...
Douglas M. Campbell, John C. Higgins, 1984
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Plasticity for Structural Engineers
Flow Rule and Drucker's Stability Postulate 5.4.1. Flow Rules So far, the loading surface alone has been considered, and the shape of the subsequent loading surfaces in a given loading program can be determined by the choice of a specific ...
Wai-Fah Chen, Da-Jian Han, 2007
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Basic Concepts of Geometry
Euclid's parallel postulate may not have seemed so important when you studied geometry in high school, since it is used only once in order to derive the basic result 1 on alternate interior angles, which is then constantly used to derive further ...
Walter Prenowitz, Meyer Jordan, 1989
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Advanced Organic Chemistry: Part A: Structure and Mechanisms
4.4.2. Hammond's Postulate Because the rates of chemical reactions are controlled by the free energy of the transition state, information about the structure of transition states is crucial to understanding reaction mechanism. However, because ...
Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg, 2000
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Essays on Ethics, Social Behaviour, and Scientific Explanation
In effect, were this restrictive assumption inserted into Postulate E, this latter would completely lose the status of an independent postulate and would become a mere corollary of Postulate D. 7 In view of consumers' notorious 'irrationality', ...
J.C. Harsanyi, 1976
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The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics
mathematicians were constantly struggling for proofs of the parallel postulate. None of the Russian's predecessors considered the possibility that the postulate is not deducible from Euclid's other axioms. To use twentieth-century terminology,  ...
Edna E. Kramer, 1982
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Dual-process Theories in Social Psychology
ently under different levels of elaboration is at the heart of the next ELM postulate. POSTULATE 3: THE MULTIPLE-ROLES POSTULATE Variables can affect the amount and direction of attitude change by (a) serving as persuasive arguments,  ...
Shelly Chaiken, Yaacov Trope, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSTULATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term postulate is used in the context of the following news items.
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A solution to flat wages
Some economist postulate that the failure of wages to increase is the result of rising healthcare costs, although the history before the enactment ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Saipan airport runway surface in 'good condition,' says another …
“We postulate that the runway surface is in 'good' condition,” according to the Pavement Consultants Inc., a U.S.-based company. In a separate ... «Marianas Variety, Jul 15»
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Are Our University Graduates Universally Competitive?
Ideally one can postulate that a TVET graduate who goes on to degree would be better at their field than a typical university graduate. They are ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Grb2 depletion under non-stimulated conditions inhibits PTEN …
This led us to postulate that the cause of PI(3,4,5)P3 accumulation could lie in the decrease in the activity of its key phosphatase PTEN, which is ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Country Politics - the Forfeit Soul
We all wondered when Marx's postulate that interests of workers and employers are always diametrically opposed, had become redundant. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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NASA Images Reveal Pluto Surrounded By A Reddish Haze
Scientists postulate that there may be an internal ocean that is driving this movement. The images taken by the spacecraft's Long Range ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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India and China slug it out in Central Asia
The requirements of energy security also postulate a continuing positive relationship with Moscow and friendly ties with all the Central Asian ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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The King of Weird Futures
... of the effort to find clear boundaries within this confusing continuum that leads Roden to postulate what he calls the “disconnection thesis”. «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Jul 15»
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach to exploring motor function
Together they postulate that motor module organization is altered after central nervous system (CNS) disease or injury, and that quantifying this ... «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
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Political Aspirants Should Revisit Nyerere Model of Leadership
The postulate that is used by some political analysts is based on the premise that people are not passion on voting but they are looking for the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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