Verb(1) maintain or assert(2) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom(3) require as useful, just, or proper
(1) In his work on proofs of the parallel postulate , al-Nayrizi quotes work by a mathematician named Aghanis.(2) perhaps the postulate of Babylonian influence on Greek astronomy is incorrect(3) the chapter was then allowed to postulate the bishop of Bath(4) Now the problem which had perplexed Bolyai most in his study of mathematics had been the independence of Euclid's Fifth postulate .(5) As we saw in Chapter 6, 2-4, the plan to identify each branch of mathematics with a single postulate system failed, at least when it comes to describing deductive mathematical practice.(6) My reason for writing this is not to postulate a gloom-and-doom scenario but to suggest that we be prepared to react to an enemy game plan that may be different from our own.(7) Some researchers postulate that reserves of liquid water still exist underground.(8) Considering all such factors, there seems no compelling reason to postulate the existence of a hitherto unknown creature in Lake Champlain.(9) Since Euclid's axiomatic formulation of geometry mathematicians had been trying to prove his fifth postulate as a theorem deduced from the other four axioms.(10) As a result, researchers now postulate that serotonin may have a role in regulating prolactin secretion.(11) Conserved residues within the compact protein cores have been postulated to be critical for protein folding.(12) The radical scavenging mechanism postulated above could, therefore, be another mechanism of action.(13) Ideas, postulations , twelve years of researching finally culminating into something in front of his eyes.(14) She noted, moreover, that these laws sometimes provide good grounds for claims about the existence of the causal entities postulated by a theory.(15) Nevertheless, Kant accepted the traditional claims of theology, and even tried to resuscitate them under the obscure doctrine of the postulates of practical reason.(16) The authors postulated that this decrease is likely to be multifactorial.