premise vs premises :

premise or premises

Some people suppose that since “premises” has a plural form, a singlehouse or other piece of property must be a “premise,” but that word isreserved for use as a term in logic meaning something assumed or takenas given in making an argument. Your lowly one-room shack is still yourpremises.

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Definitions

  • n  a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  • v  set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand
  • v  furnish with a preface or introduction
  • v  take something as preexisting and given

  • n  land and the buildings on it
    bread is baked on the premises
    the were evicted from the premises
  • n  a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  • v  set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
  • v  furnish with a preface or introduction
  • v  take something as preexisting and given
News & Articles

  • TV weight: Fact and fiction
    (Credit: Geoffrey Morrison) Recently we took a poll where we asked "What's stopping you from getting a plasma?" A majority of voters rebuked my premise, picking "I love my plasma." The other responses were fairly evenly split among the choices. However, there was a surprisingly common reason given in the comments that baffled me, and it's so bizarre it's clearly worth debunking, or at least ...
    June 17, 2013 - CNET
  • Science and math lessons built into Legos playtime
    Fun-based learning is the premise of Bricks 4 Kidz, a business new to the Tucson area that offers summer camps, after-school programs and classes for children age 3 and up.
    June 17, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • What's the most 'natural' way to learn? It might surprise you
    Many people think that authentic learning happens when children explore on their own. A cognitive scientist questions the premise.
    June 17, 2013 - Washington Post

  • Integrating the Enterprise's Old and New Worlds
    With nearly every market forecast and growing anecdotal evidence pointing to escalating demand for cloud-based alternatives to traditional on-premises systems and software, the challenges of integrating the new on-demand solutions to existing applications and data sources are becoming even more critical. Data integration continues to be a pivotal part of successful "as a Service" adoption.
    June 15, 2013 - E-Commerce Times
  • Landlord concerned about state of lawn
    Landlord concerned about state of lawn Assuming that your rental agreement defines the rental premises of your house to include the lawn and bushes, damage to these items would be included, but only if the tenants were responsible for the landscape maintenance. Absent agreement to the contrary, you would be responsible for this maintenance. Since the landscaping is not a required element of ...
    June 15, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Mitel Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Conference Call
    OTTAWA -- Mitel(R) , a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 ...
    June 14, 2013 - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance