Crossword clues for premise
- Screenwriter's pitch
- Logical starting point
- Starting proposition
- Start of a logical argument
- Screenplay's starting point
- Part of syllogism
- Logician's statement
- Logician's start
- Empires (anag) — assumption
- Basis of an argument
- Basis for an argument
- Basic part of a TV showrunner's pitch
- Assumption used as a logical basis
- Argument's foundation
- Logician's starting point
- Assumption, in an argument
- A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
- Part of a syllogism
- Basis of argument
- Assumed idea US group is cutting exercise
- Underlying assumption
- Logical proposition
- Logical assumption
- Basis of reasoning
- Basic assumption
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Premise \Pre*mise"\, v. i.
To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
Premise \Prem"ise\, n.; pl. Premises. [Written also, less properly, premiss.] [F. pr['e]misse, fr. L. praemissus, p. p. of praemittere to send before; prae before + mittere to send. See Mission.]
A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
The premises observed, Thy will by my performance shall be served.
(Logic) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
Note: ``All sinners deserve punishment: A B is a sinner.'' [1913 Webster] These propositions, which are the premises, being true or admitted, the conclusion follows, that A B deserves punishment.
While the premises stand firm, it is impossible to shake the conclusion.
--Dr. H. More.
pl. (Law) Matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.
pl. A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.
Premise \Pre*mise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Premised; p. pr. & vb. n. Premising.] [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See Premise, n.]
To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously. [Obs.]
The premised flames of the last day.
If venesection and a cathartic be premised.
To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows; especially, to lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings.
I premise these particulars that the reader may know that I enter upon it as a very ungrateful task.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., in logic, "a previous proposition from which another follows," from Old French premisse (14c.), from Medieval Latin premissa (propositio or sententia) "(the proposition) set before," noun use of fem. past participle of Latin praemittere "send forward, put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). In legal documents it meant "matter previously stated" (early 15c.), which in deeds or wills often was a house or building, hence the extended meaning "house or building, with grounds" (1730).
"to state before something else," mid-15c., from premise (n.). Related: Premised; premising.
n. 1 A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition. 2 (context logic English) Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced. 3 (context usually in the plural legal English) Matters previously stated or set forth; especially, that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted. 4 (context usually in the plural English) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form). vb. 1 To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument. 2 To make a premise. 3 To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows. 4 To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.
v. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
take something as preexisting and given [syn: premiss]
Premise (from the Latin praemissa [propositio], meaning "placed in front") can refer to:
- Premise, a claim that is a reason for, or an objection against, some other claim as part of an argument
- Premises, land and buildings together considered as a property
- Premise (filmmaking), the situational logic driving the plot in plays
- Premise, a trade name for the insecticide Imidacloprid
- Premise, landing page software from Copyblogger Media
Most premises can be expressed very simply, and many films can be identified simply from a short sentence describing the premise. For example: A lonely boy is befriended by an alien; A small town is terrorized by a shark; A small boy sees dead people.
A premise or premiss is a statement that what an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion. In other words: a premise is an assumption that something is true. In logic, an argument requires a set of (at least) two declarative sentences (or "propositions") known as the premises or premisses along with another declarative sentence (or "proposition") known as the conclusion. This structure of two premises and one conclusion forms the basic argumentative structure. More complex arguments can use a series of rules to connect several premises to one conclusion, or to derive a number of conclusions from the original premises which then act as premises for additional conclusions. An example of this is the use of the rules of inference found within symbolic logic.
Aristotle held that any logical argument could be reduced to two premises and a conclusion. Premises are sometimes left unstated in which case they are called missing premises, for example:Socrates is mortal because all men are mortal.
It is evident that a tacitly understood claim is that Socrates is a man. The fully expressed reasoning is thus:Because all men are mortal and Socrates is a man, Socrates is mortal.
In this example, the independent clauses preceding the comma (namely, "all men are mortal" and "Socrates is a man") are the premises, while "Socrates is mortal" is the conclusion.
Usage examples of "premise".
It behooves, therefore, the American builder to examine well his premises, to ascertain the actual requirements of his farm or plantation, in convenience and accommodation, and build only to such extent, and at such cost as shall not impoverish his means, nor cause him future disquietude.
I will therefore first establish the fact that the old-born Anarch has a soul, which the Rome buyer will admit, and then deduce from that premise that only the Anarch can dispose of himself, which is our position.
But premises so strongly geo- and anthropocentric were of questionable value.
In these passages cited above we can see sketched the premises and pretexts of that anthropocentric war.
Justice Reed, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice and Justice Minton, dissented, asserting that the action of the Court constituted an interference with the discretion of the executive in the premises.
Afterward, far from earshot of the Bartram premises, The Shadow laughed again.
Hypothetical Syllogism is one that consists of a Hypothetical Major Premise, a Categorical Minor Premise, and a Categorical Conclusion.
Syllogisms with two hypothetical premises leave us still with a hypothetical conclusion.
Dilemma, then, is a compound Conditional Syllogism, having for its Major Premise two Hypothetical Propositions, and for its Minor Premise a Disjunctive Proposition, whose alternative terms either affirm the Antecedents or deny the Consequents of the two Hypothetical Propositions forming the Major Premise.
The relation between the premises of a valid syllogism and its conclusion is the same as the relation between the antecedent and consequent of a hypothetical proposition.
On reaching the premises, they found the mutilated body of a woman, presumed to be Erika Mangier herself.
One of those colored men who soften the trade of janitor in many of the smaller apartment-houses in New York by the sweetness of their race let the Marches in, or, rather, welcomed them to the possession of the premises by the bow with which he acknowledged their permit.
Only if another merwoman or merman came would it flare up, granted no one would intrude on her private premises.
Yeunnin-fashion down to the vodclub, sat at the table with Morana and the alien for four hours, abandoned the premises on the microdot of midnight, and slouched home, shedding his Hooyoo manner little by little, so that by the time he stepped inside his apartment, he was Brownell Lofton once again and jubilant with success.
Alverstoke ball than she declared, looking as mulish as such a lovely, gentle creature could, that she disliked every one of the expensive dresses offered by the fashionable modiste to whose discreetly elegant premises in Bruton Street Alverstoke had directed Frederica.