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premise
as in:  the premise of the story


The premise of the movie is that a band of vampires live in New York and...
  something that provides context — such as the underlying situation in a situation comedy
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Premise has many reasonably common, but diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   premise [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning
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