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British English: /prɒpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˌprɑpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of proposition in German:


  • 1
    make or put a proposition to somebody
    jemandem einen Vorschlag machen
  • 2
    Aussage, die
    Galileo's proposition that the Earth revolves around the Sun
    Galileis These, dass die Erde sich um die Sonne dreht
  • 3 [colloquial]
    (undertaking, problem)
    Sache, die
    paying proposition
    lohnendes Geschäft
    it's not a proposition the project is no longer a practical/viable proposition
    das Projekt ist nicht mehr durchführbar/rentabel
    he looks a tough/nasty proposition
    er scheint ein zäher/widerlicher Typ zu sein
  • 4 (Logic)
    Satz, der
    Proposition, die
  • 5
    Satz, der

transitive verb

  • [colloquial]
    jemanden anmachen

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