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/ˈpɒs.tʃə.leɪt/ (verb) when you put forward an idea or a theory which will be used as a basis for making a bigger or more complicated theory.
Also a noun - a postulate /ˈpɒs.tʃə.lət/ ... an idea or a theory put forward as the start of a longer argument or theory. (note the different pronunciation).
Course - "the idea of redness" https://johnkuti.net/m4/course/view.php?id=5