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proposition /ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃən/  

  • noun
    plural -tions
    [count] something (such as a plan or offer) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider
    He made an attractive business proposition.
    The other company rejected their proposition.
    a statement to be proved, explained, or discussed
    If we accept proposition A as truethen we must accept proposition B as false.
    something that someone intends to do or deal with
    Fixing the engine will not be an easy/simple proposition. [=matter]
    The election will be a tough proposition for the mayor.
    The farm will never be a paying proposition. [=the farm will never make money]
    US :a suggestion for a change in the law on which people must vote
    The town voted in favor of a proposition calling for a ban on smoking in public spaces.
    He expects Proposition 12 to pass by a wide margin.
    -tions; -tioned; -tioning
    [+ obj] :to offer to have sex with (someone) in a direct and often offensive way