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Definition of premise noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

premise

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈprɛməs//
 
(formal)
 
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a statement or an idea that forms the basis for a reasonable line of argument the basic premise of her argument a false premise His reasoning is based on the premise that all people are equally capable of good and evil.
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