- [C]前提 a statement or idea on which reasoning is based
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"
set forth beforehand, often as an explanation;
"He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
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
- I wonder whether the whole premise is right.
- We must act on the premise that the worst can happen.
- British justice works on the premise that an accused person is innocent until he's proved guilty.
- You had better premise your argument with a little historical knowledge.
- He challenged the premise that in nature genes interchange with each other.
- Underpinning it all is the premise that the ultimate right of humans is to be free.
- These are the major and minor premises on which the conclusion is based.
Descartes attempted to derive all human knowledge from premises whose truth was intuitively certain.出自： A. J. Ayer
The Soviet pattern is..deduced from 'scientifically demonstrated' premisses.出自： Isaiah Berlin
Having premised these observations, I proceed to consider.出自： Sydney Smith
I will premise generally that I hate this business of lecturing.出自： J. R. Lowell
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的premisse；最初源自拉丁语的praemittere：prae （前） + mittere (送，放），意为放到前面。