Essence vs Proposition - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between essence and proposition
is that essence
)the inherent nature of a thing or idea while proposition
is (uncountable) the act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
As a verb proposition is
to propose a plan to (someone).
(senseid)The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
- The laws are at present, both in form and essence , the greatest curse that society labours under.
- Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence of this virtue [charity].
(philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.
- The essence of Addison's humour is irony.
A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.
- Uncompounded is their essence pure.
* Washington Irving
- As far as gods and heavenly essences / Can perish.
A significant feature of something.
The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
* essence of Jojoba
Fragrance, a perfume.
* Alexander Pope
- He had been indulging in fanciful speculations on spiritual essences , until he had an ideal world of his own around him.
- Nor let the essences exhale.
* in essence
* of the essence; time is of the essence
(uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
(countable) An idea or a plan offered.
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(countable, business settings) The terms of a transaction offered.
(countable, US, politics) In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.
(countable, logic) The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.
(countable, mathematics) An assertion so formulated that it can be considered true or false.
(countable, mathematics) An assertion which is provably true, but not important enough to be called a theorem.
A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed.
* Jeremy Taylor
- the propositions of Wyclif and Huss
(poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
- Some persons change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn.
* (act of offering an idea for consideration) proposal, suggestion
* (idea or plan offered) proposal, suggestion
* (terms offered) proposal
* (content of an assertion) statement
* (proposed statute or constitutional amendment)
To propose a plan to (someone).
To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.