What does assumption mean?

Definitions for assumption
əˈsʌmp ʃənas·sump·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assumption.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premise, premiss, assumptionnoun

    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, supposalnoun

    a hypothesis that is taken for granted

    "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

  3. assumption, laying claimnoun

    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 15noun

    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. Assumptionnoun

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

  6. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumptionnoun

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

    "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

  7. assumptionnoun

    the act of assuming or taking for granted

    "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

Wiktionary

  1. assumptionnoun

    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.

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

  2. assumptionnoun

    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.

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

  3. assumptionnoun

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

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

  4. assumptionnoun

    The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

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

  5. assumptionnoun

    The taking of a person up into heaven.

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

  6. assumptionnoun

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

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

  7. assumptionnoun

    Assumptio.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assumptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

  2. Assumptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

  3. Assumptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

  4. Assumptionnoun

    the minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

  5. Assumptionnoun

    the taking of a person up into heaven

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

  6. Assumptionnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.]

Freebase

  1. Assumption

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assumption

    as-sum′shun, n. act of assuming: a supposition: the thing supposed, a proposition: (logic) the minor premise in a syllogism.—Assumption of the Virgin, a church festival kept on the 15th of August, based on the notion that after the death of Mary, her soul and body were preserved from corruption and taken up to heaven by Christ and His angels.—Deed of assumption (Scots law), a deed executed by trustees under a trust-deed assuming a new trustee or settlement. [L. See Assume.]

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

How to pronounce assumption?

How to say assumption in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assumption in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assumption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of assumption in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Keith McLoughlin:

    I was there. I was running the business, our assumption is that we would not have increase pricing power (if the GE deal goes forward).

  2. Cottie Petrie-Norris:

    The assumption becomes that women who are marginalized want to do sex work and it almost becomes, ‘Well, since that’s what you are doing, we are just going to make it legal so you can do it,’ if we’re going to talk about things like systemic racism, then use this energy to fix the system where sex work does not have to be their only choice.

  3. Gene McGillian:

    The Saudi escalation of its Yemen campaign is producing exactly the kind of geopolitical tensions oil is known to rally for, you also have the assumption that U.S. production will continue to decline from cutbacks in oil rigs count and exploration expenditure, though I'm not too much of a believer in such improving fundamentals.

  4. Lili Elbe:

    Our assumption as a society that our sex category whether we have male or female genitals has implications to what we would love, what we would like to do and what type of person we will be that also people come in two types, male nature and female nature, this has no scientific basis and people are very different from each other so I try to move from the language of the two sexes are similar or different, to language which means we are all different.

  5. Joyce Lignell:

    When you engage in DNA testing with 23andMe, you make a choice [about which testing and cost model you prefer], but you make the assumption (wrongly) that this is their business model -- e.g., charge me for a kit and provide the service. But as we’ve discovered, that is not the case. Their actual business model is based upon selling their ever-growing data pool of DNA results to whoever wants to purchase it.

Images & Illustrations of assumption

  1. assumptionassumptionassumptionassumptionassumption

Popularity rank by frequency of use

assumption#1#7150#10000

Translations for assumption

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • افتراArabic
  • предположение, допускане, приемане, успение, Успение БогородичноBulgarian
  • předpokladCzech
  • formodning, antagelse, himmelfart, optagelse i himlenDanish
  • Himmelfahrt, AuffahrtGerman
  • asunción, suposiciónSpanish
  • Neitsyt Marian taivaaseen ottamisen päivä, olettamus, taivaaseenastuminen, oletusFinnish
  • supposition, hypothèse, proposition, prémisseFrench
  • foshuíomhIrish
  • sipozisyon, asonpsyonHaitian Creole
  • feltevés, mennybemenetelHungarian
  • assunzioneItalian
  • Mariahemelvaart, aanname, hemelvaart, veronderstelling, op zich nemenDutch
  • przypuszczenie, wniebowstąpieniePolish
  • assunção, pressuposto, suposição, pressuposiçãoPortuguese
  • предположение, посылка, принятие на себя, предполоRussian
  • அனுமானம்Tamil
  • varsayımTurkish

Get even more translations for assumption »

Translation

Find a translation for the assumption definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these assumption definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "assumption." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/assumption>.

    Are we missing a good definition for assumption? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
    • A. plantation
    • B. ransom
    • C. bash
    • D. empire

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for assumption: