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Definition of proposal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a formal suggestion or plan; the act of making a suggestion to submit/consider/accept/reject a proposal proposal to do something a proposal to build more offices proposal that… His proposal that the system should be changed was rejected. proposal for something They judged that the time was right for the proposal of new terms for the trade agreement.
  2. 2[countable] an act of formally asking someone to marry you
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