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postulate

Translation of postulate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˈpɑːstʃəleɪt; ˈpɒstjʊleɪt/
  • 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [Philos] postular
    Example sentences
    • On this basis, we have postulated two scenarios for the future of energy.
    • Another reason for postulating the existence of such superstructures is some evidence of anomalous membrane roughness suggested by studies of membrane adhesion.
    • Considering all such factors, there seems no compelling reason to postulate the existence of a hitherto unknown creature in Lake Champlain.
    1.2 (assume) presuponer*, dar* por supuesto

noun/nombre

/ˈpɑːstʃələt; ˈpɒstjʊlət/

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