postulate

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun
  • (UK) enPR: pŏsʹtyo͝o-lət IPA: /ˈpɒstjʊlət/
  • (US) enPR: pŏsʹchə-lət or pŏsʹchə-lāt', IPA: /ˈpɑstʃələt/ or /ˈpɑstʃəˌleɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: pos‧tu‧late
Verb
  • (UK) enPR: pŏsʹtyo͝o-lāt IPA: /ˈpɒstjʊleɪt/
  • (US) enPR: pŏsʹchə-lāt' IPA: /ˈpɑstʃəˌleɪt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pos‧tu‧late

Verb[change]

Plain form
postulate

Third-person singular
postulates

Past tense
postulated

Past participle
postulated

Present participle
postulating

  1. To postulate is to suggest or accept that something is true.
    Maharishi Kanad postulated that atoms are smallest particles.

Noun[change]

Singular
postulate

Plural
postulates

  1. A postulate is a thing that is suggested or assumed to be true.