Definitions for assumptionəˈsʌmp ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•sump•tionəˈsʌmp ʃən(n.)

  1. something taken for granted; a supposition.

  2. the act of taking for granted or supposing.

  3. the act of taking to or upon oneself.

  4. the act of taking possession of something:

    the assumption of power.

  5. arrogance; presumption.

  6. the taking over of another's debts or obligations.

  7. (often cap.) the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary following her death. (cap.) a feast commemorating this, celebrated on August 15.

    Category: Religion

Origin of assumption:

1250–1300; < L assūmptiō <assūm(ere) to take up

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premise, premiss, assumption(noun)

    a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

    "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"

  2. assumption, supposition, supposal(noun)

    a hypothesis that is taken for granted

    "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

  3. assumption, laying claim(noun)

    the act of taking possession of or power over something

    "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"

  4. Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15(noun)

    celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church

  5. Assumption(noun)

    (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

  6. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption(noun)

    audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

    "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

  7. assumption(noun)

    the act of assuming or taking for granted

    "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. assumption(noun)əˈsʌmp ʃən

    sth accepted as true

    to make an assumption about her wealth; an assumption that he is innocent

  2. assumptionəˈsʌmp ʃən

    the action of taking responsibility

    an assumption of his duties

Wiktionary

  1. assumption(Noun)

    The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.

    His assumption of secretarial duties was timely.

  2. assumption(Noun)

    The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.

    Their assumption of his guilt disqualified them from jury duty.

  3. assumption(Noun)

    The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.

  4. assumption(Noun)

    The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

  5. assumption(Noun)

    The taking of a person up into heaven.

  6. assumption(Noun)

    A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

  7. assumption(Noun)

    Assumptio.

  8. Origin: From assumpcioun, from assumptio and assumption; see assume.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assumption(noun)

    the act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting

  2. Assumption(noun)

    the act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim

  3. Assumption(noun)

    the thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition

  4. Assumption(noun)

    the minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism

  5. Assumption(noun)

    the taking of a person up into heaven

  6. Assumption(noun)

    a festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven

Freebase

  1. Assumption

    Assumption is a small town in Christian County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. assumption

    A supposition on the current situation or a presupposition on the future course of events, either or both assumed to be true in the absence of positive proof, necessary to enable the commander in the process of planning to complete an estimate of the situation and make a decision on the course of action.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3173

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4701

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Nouns Frequency: #840


Translations for assumption

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

assumption(noun)

something assumed

On the assumption that we can produce four pages an hour, the work will be finished tomorrow.

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