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postulate

US [ˈpɒstʃəˌleɪt]
UK [ˈpɒstjʊleɪt]
  • n.假设;基本原理;〈正式〉先决条件;前提
  • v.假设;〈正式〉假定;提出要求;〈罕〉【法】辩护
  • Web公设;公理;设定
Simple Present:postulates  Present Participle:postulating  Past Tense:postulated  
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v.
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~ sth.~ that…
假定;假设to suggest or accept that sth is true so that it can be used as the basis for a theory, etc.
They postulated a 500-year lifespan for a plastic container.
他们假定塑料容器的寿命为 500 年。
n.
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假定;假设a statement that is accepted as true, that forms the basis of a theory, etc.

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