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Vocabulary for Critical Reasoning: Premise

Which of the following words is closest in meaning to premise?

Promise and premise are similar in their spelling but their meanings are different.

You're right!

A premise is factual data that should be considered true - a given.

It’s true that pre- could mean before (as in prehistoric), which is probably what confused you, but premise is not a word describing a relationship of what came first.

Not quite, but you’re in the right neighborhood. Both a conclusion and a premise are components of an argument. However, a premise is the basis for the conclusion.

The correct answer is Given

A premise is factual data that should be considered true - a given.

promise
given
beforehand
conclusion

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