• WordNet 3.6
    • n postulator someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
    • n postulator (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.”
  • Albert Low
    Albert Low
    “The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.”


In literature:

In any case, American tradition explicitly postulated that what occurred in Europe was not, could not, be vital to Americans.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The Futurist denies the fundamental postulates of the art of painting.
"Artist and Public" by Kenyon Cox
Dunne postulated an infinite series of time dimensions, the entire extent of each being the bare present moment of the next.
"Time and Time Again" by Henry Beam Piper
This postulate is fulfilled.
"The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey--Vol. 1" by Thomas de Quincey
The postulate of an Eternal Self-existing Something is common to Theism and to Atheism.
"A Candid Examination of Theism" by George John Romanes
This will hardly excite surprise when we consider the youth, or comparative youth, of some of the postulants.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
They could meet on any faith that postulated the brotherhood of man.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
Mr. Spencer postulates neither mind nor matter.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Its fundamental postulate is the difference of temperature between the nebulae and the surrounding space.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
As a postulant I was just as happy, too.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

In poetry:

What shall I your true-love tell?
Speaking-while is scant.
What shall I your true-love tell,
Death's white postulant?
"Messages" by Francis Thompson
She print' an' sent a postul-card
To Uncle Sidney, telling
How glad he'll be to hear that she
"Toock the onners in Speling."
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

A history professor once postulated that the most pivotal battle shaping America's destiny was not Yorktown or Gettysburg, but Quebec in 1759.
We postulated that people with asthma are more susceptible to rhinovirus infection than people without the disease and compared the susceptibility of these groups.
Monsignor Anthony Muntone, Diocesan Co-Postulator for Father Ciszek's Cause for Canonization said, "The issuing of the decree by the Congregation is a major step forward in the effort to see Father Ciszek canonized a saint of the Church.".
(CNS photo/Grzegorz Galazka, courtesy of Postulation of Pope John Paul II).
I postulated the relationship of the subarachnoid hemorrhages and complaints of sciatica.
Robert Rossen's 1961 feature is a somber morality play postulating as existential hero a pool hustler perfecting his craft (Paul Newman at his best).
Biologically targeted therapies have been postulated as a viable strategy to improve outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.
In 2006, Kak postulated a theory known as the three-stage protocol, which relies on the unpredictability of photons to ensure hackers can't locate or replicate the information used to transmit information.
Kaiser's Postulate : Bringing Free Market Economics to South America.
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt postulates who Anonymous might be, and reviews the merits of the book.
The AP reports that a new book authored by the postulator for the cause of John Paul II's sainthood invokes the late pope's practice of self-flagellation as evidence of his pursuit of Christian perfection.
For decades, dedicated fans of 'Star Trek' have postulated a Kirk- Spock romance.
We postulated that intramuscular injection of caffeine increases local carbon dioxide pressure (pCO 2 ) in individuals susceptible to malignant hyperthermia but not in those who are non- susceptible or in healthy individuals.
Potential borders have been postulated all over the place, but so far it's been no more than sound and fury.
Unfortunately, I'm a busy man who sometimes doesn't have time to postulate preposterous opinions on popular music.

In science:

Rather, we postulate that it does and use RMT as a tool to model the physical system.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
The Brink–Axel hypothesis postulates the existence of a giant dipole resonance built not only on the nuclear ground state, but also on every excited nuclear state as well (Brink, 1955; Axel, 1962).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Hence for l = −2/n, we postulate that the energy exchange process remains largely unchanged after the protostar formation at t = 0.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
The main advantage is that it starts from broad physical assumptions, determinism and reversibility, and relates time evolution to the pro jection postulate, which describes the state change during a measurement.
The Schroedinger equation as the time evolution of a deterministic and reversible process
We note that we already have a way to describe a process with such characteristics: the pro jection postulate used to describe the change of state during measurements.
The Schroedinger equation as the time evolution of a deterministic and reversible process