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Definition of "postulated" [pos•tu•la•ted]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of postulate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "postulated" in a sentence
  • "Thus some non-cognitivists hope to explain logical relations by using the secondary descriptive component in the meanings of moral terms postulated by some versions of non-cognitivism."
  • "However, it insists that they not be postulated, that is, introduced in an arbitrary way, but instead be explained as a result of agents 'decisions and interaction in their environment."
  • "Whether this be a low order of deceiving and "lying spirits," as Professor Barrett and others are apparently inclined to believe, or whether it be a fraction of the medium's own mind (Flournoy, Morselli), or whether it be the spirit it claims to be, or whether it belongs to some other even more doubtful order of intelligence, such as postulated by the Theosophists and certain Mystics and Occultists, _that_ is a question which we cannot at present answer, and for which we may have to wait for several hundred years before one can be satisfactorily given."
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