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A premise is a formal statement in the role of making a logic argument.



  • WordNet.
    • set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
    • precede: furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
    • take something as preexisting and given
    • a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒
    • In discourse and logic, a premise is a claim that is a reason (or element of a set of reasons) for, or objection against, some other claim. In other words, it is a statement presumed true within the context of an argument toward a conclusion. ...
    • A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition ...
    • premise: A Premise is a statement in an argument that provides reason or support for the conclusion. There can be one or many premises in a single argument.
    • premise is the proposition of an argument from which a conclusion is drawn; reason intended to support a conclusion. (Intro)
    • Premise: Statement offered as reason to support a conclusion are premises. Logicians generally pay more attention to the reasoning, that is, the relationship between premises and conclusion. They rely on scientists to determine the accuracy of the premises.