Truth Definitions

Postulate - 1) A position claimed or basis of argument laid down as well known or too plain to require proof; a self-evident truth. 2) to set forth as self-evident or already known.. 3) To assume the truth or reality of; especially as the basis for discussion. 4) Hypothesis: an unproved assumption.

Assumption - 1) To take for granted; suppose to be a fact. 2) What a debater postulates he openly states an takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mentioning.

Hypothesis - A set of assumptions provisionally accepted as a basis for reasoning, experiment or investigation. 2) A hypothesis is a statement of what is deemed possibly true, assumed and reasoned upon as if certainly true, with a view of reaching truth not yet surely known. A hypothesis is a comprehensive tentative explanation of certain phenomenon, which is meant to include all other facts of the same class, and which is assumed as true till there has been opportunity to bring all related facts into comparison; if the hypothesis explains all the facts, it is regarded as verified; till then it is regarded as a working hypothesis. A hypothesis may be termed a comprehensive guess.

Theory - A proposed explanation or hypothesis designed to account for any phenomenon

Theosophy - Mystical speculation applied to deduce a philosophy of the universe. In its modern phase, a system that claims to embrace the essential truth underlying all systems of religion, science, and philosophy. (Its doctrines resemble closely the those of Buddhism and Brahmanism, teaching the existent of an omnipotent, infinite, eternal, and immutable principle transcending the power of human conception, and the identity of all souls, through the cycle of incarnation with the universal spirit.)

Truth - Conformity to fact or reality. Conformity to rule, standard, model, pattern or ideal. Conformity to the requirements of one's being or nature. Being that which is the case rather than what is manifested or assumed.

Forum - The public market place of on ancient Roman city, where popular assemblies met, and most legal and political business was transacted. 2) a tribunal; a court. 3) An assembly for free discussion of public affairs.

Reconciliation - The act of bringing back to friendship after estrangement.

Beauty - Any of those qualities of objects, sounds, emotional or intellectual concepts, behavior, etc., that gratify or arouse admiration to a high degree, especially by the perfection of form resulting from the harmonious combination of diverse elements in unity.

Free - Not bound by restrictions. 2) Self-determining,

whether as implying the abstinence of control through external causes in the form of physical forces, legal commands, or moral influences, or as asserting the mysterious and inexplicable spontaneity of the self as possessed of so-called free will.

Extrapolate - To estimate those values of a magnitude or a function which lie beyond the range of known or determined values. 2) To infer (a possibility) beyond the strict evidence, of a series of facts, events, observations, etc.

Interpolate - To compute intermediate values of a quantity between a series of given values. (distinguished from extrapolate)

Puzzle - Something purposely arranged so as to require time, patience, and ingenuity to solve its intricacies.

Axiom - A self-evident or universally recognized truth. A proposition assumed to be true without proff.

Metaphor - A figure of speach in which one object is likened to another by speaking of it as if it were that other; distinguished from simile by not employing any word of comparisson, such as 'like' or 'as.'