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Synonyms for premiss

a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

take something as preexisting and given

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It still retains the same premiss and in essence much of the style of the movie, which is a very stylish piece.
Premiss, ARM, director of the California chapter of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, couldn't agree more.
Nyberg, A (2008) Varldens mest konssegregerade arbetsmarknad i varldens mest jamstallda land, Stockholm, Premiss forlag.
More than 200 people attended the meeting - 98% against the building on the site of the current leisure centre on the premiss we will lose massive open green spaces or it will be bad for the area.
Halmi's examination of the 'Uses of Theology' is weighted more towards the work of Coleridge and takes the theoretical premiss of Toposforschung and M.
Indeed, if such a premiss were allowed, "the benefit of the protection could be granted even where the transfer of the fertilised ova into the uterus is postponed, for whatever reason, for a number of years, or even where such a transfer is definitively abandoned".
From a purely historical point of view, therefore, translation T2 seems preferable because it is derived from a syllogism containing two premisses, whereas T1 is derived from an argument having only one premiss.
Those who qualify on that premiss this year are Ashley Brookand Oneway.
It is a generally unstated but accepted premiss of this world-view that the only true resource for any society is human knowledge and ability, unlocked by education and training.
As always, Friedman reemphasizes the microeconomic premiss that the efficiency of any negotiated contract's terms depends on the rationality of the parties.
He begins with the premiss that in the eighteenth century the mechanics of social interaction are understood by the concept of imitation.
Once his premiss has been laid, Shelley's argument trudges step by step to its conclusion with tedious obviousness, dulled by an unvarying utopian register.
More probably, it stems from the first premiss of Bruni's whole enterprise, which was to deny authorial status to his predecessor.
The purpose of this note is to suggest that the premiss is much less certain than Anderson allows, and to draw attention to toponymic evidence indicating that in fact the name of Godric's father is of native Anglo-Saxon origin.