Definitions for assumptionəˈsʌmp ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something taken for granted; a supposition.
the act of taking for granted or supposing.
the act of taking to or upon oneself.
the act of taking possession of something:
the assumption of power.
the taking over of another's debts or obligations.
(often cap.) the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary following her death. (cap.) a feast commemorating this, celebrated on August 15.
Origin of assumption:
1250–1300; < L assūmptiō <assūm(ere) to take up
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"
assumption, supposition, supposal(noun)
a hypothesis that is taken for granted
"any society is built upon certain assumptions"
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"
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
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption(noun)
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
"he despised them for their presumptuousness"
the act of assuming or taking for granted
"your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth accepted as true
to make an assumption about her wealth; an assumption that he is innocent
the action of taking responsibility
an assumption of his duties
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.
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.
The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
The taking of a person up into heaven.
A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
Origin: From assumpcioun, from assumptio and assumption; see assume.
the act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting
the act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim
the thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition
the minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism
the taking of a person up into heaven
a festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven
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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3173
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4701
Rank popularity for the word 'assumption' in Nouns Frequency: #840
Translations for assumption
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
On the assumption that we can produce four pages an hour, the work will be finished tomorrow.
- suposiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AnnahmeGerman
- forudsætning; antagelseDanish
- הַשׁעָרָה, הַנָחָהHebrew
- sem ráð er fyrir gert, ætlaðurIcelandic
- ipotesi, supposizioneItalian
- dengan menganggapMalay
- antakelse, sett at ...Norwegian
- قرض کولPashto
- предположение; допущениеRussian
- predpostavka, domnevaSlovenian
- antagande, förutsättningSwedish
- varsayım, farz, tahminTurkish
- 假定Chinese (Trad.)
- مفروضہ ، فرضیUrdu
- giả địnhVietnamese
- 假定Chinese (Simp.)
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