What is another word for premiss?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈɛmɪsz] (IPA)

Premiss is a term that is typically used in logic and argumentation to refer to a proposition that serves as the starting point for a reasoning process. Synonyms for this term include assumption, hypothesis, proposition, supposition, and thesis. These words all denote an idea or statement that is used as a basis for further discussion or analysis. Each synonym has its own nuances and connotations, and may be more or less appropriate depending on the context in which it is used. However, they all share the common characteristic of being a starting point for an argument or line of reasoning.

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What are the hypernyms for Premiss?

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Usage examples for Premiss

The common theory of property starts from the premiss, that all men have the right to property, and draws the conclusion, that, therefore, some men have the right to monopolize it.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
We should only have to assume as a premiss the definition of a nonentity; or rather of a name which has no entity corresponding to it.
"A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)"
John Stuart Mill
But when the conclusion is a proposition concerning a Thing, the postulate involved in the definition which stands as the apparent premiss, is the existence of a Thing conformable to the definition, and not merely of an idea conformable to it.
"A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)"
John Stuart Mill

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