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premises, plural;
  1. A house or building, together with its land and outbuildings, occupied by a business or considered in an official context
    • - business premises
    • - supplying alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises

  1. land and the buildings on it; "bread is baked on the premises"; "the were evicted from the premises"
  2. (premise) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
  3. (premise) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
  4. (premise) precede: furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
  5. (premise) take something as preexisting and given
  6. Premises are land and buildings together considered as a property. This usage arose from property owners finding the word in their title deeds, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about", from Latin prae-missus = "placed before".
  7. (Premise (filmmaking)) The premise of a film or screenplay is the fundamental concept that drives the plot.
  8. (Premise (insecticide)) Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid, which is a class of neuro-active insecticides modeled after nicotine. ...
  9. (Premised) It is evident that a tacitly understood claim is that Socrates is a man. The fully expressed reasoning is thus: In this example, the first two independent clauses preceding the comma (namely, "all men are mortal" and "Socrates is a man") are the premises, while "Socrates is mortal" is ...
  10. land, and all the built structures on it, especially when considered as a single place; (plural only; not used in singular form) The subject of a conveyance or deed
  11. (premise) A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition; Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced; Matters previously stated or set forth; esp. ...
  12. (premised) Having a (specified) premise
  13. (Premise) The premises are those statements that are taken to provide the support or evidence; the conclusion is that which the premises allegedly support.
  14. (premise) the central concept from which a series of jokes or a routine is written.
  15. (Premise) The basic idea for a story often taking the form of a question or a problem. The story’s starting point, including major traits of main characters and the inciting incident.
  16. (Premise) Statement asserted in support of the conclusion of an argument.
  17. (PREMISE(S)) This is the individuals space in which all communications, oral, written or otherwise occurs.
  18. (Premise) (NP p. 3--Egri) the theme of the play; probably something that comes from the deeply held beliefs or ideologies of the writer (yet one must not be didactic, or cleanse one's work of invention like Mamet says NP p. 18).
  19. (Premise) Lajos Egri’s term for a particular formation of the theme. For Egri, the Premise is the screenplay’s purpose, its reason for being written. The writer writes because he hopes to prove something to be true through dramatic action. ...
  20. (Premise) That The Da Vinci Code is an action movie.
  21. (Premise) The basis of the story idea in its simplest form.
  22. (Premise) The if part of a rule: represents an hypothesis. [Top]
  23. (Premise) The science fiction universe. In mainstream fiction, the premise is almost exclusively the present, real world. ...
  24. (Premise) [Sometimes "premiss".] A statement of accepted propositional truth. A fact. "The starting point of reasoning" (Harré, 1972, p35).
  25. (Premise) one of the propositions in a deductive argument. Essentially, it is a claim that is a reason for, or objection against, some other claim.