What does assumption mean?

Definitions for assumption
əˈsʌmp ʃənas·sump·tion

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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"

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. assumption(Noun)

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

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

  4. assumption(Noun)

    The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

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

  5. assumption(Noun)

    The taking of a person up into heaven.

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

  6. assumption(Noun)

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

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

  7. assumption(Noun)

    Assumptio.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Assumption(noun)

    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. Assumption(noun)

    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. Assumption(noun)

    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. Assumption(noun)

    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. Assumption(noun)

    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

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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. Vali Nasr:

    The entire history of this region in the past four decades has been based on the assumption that Iran is outside the region. That there is a tight alliance between Arabs and the United States for managing the Middle East that doesn’t include Iran.

  2. Amos Yadlin:

    My assumption is that we don't attack any site on the ground in Syria unless we have an excellent picture of who is or isn't there.

  3. The Republican Party Ryan:

    For his legacy to be secure, he has to have a successor from his own party, and from his wing of his own party. Hillary fits the bill. So what is he going to do? My assumption is he will do everything he can to bait us into fights with him to try to make us look like we're angry reactionaries incapable of winning the Electoral College.

  4. Christopher Conselice:

    It is called the Astrobiological Copernican Principle because it makes the assumption that our existence is not special, that is, if the conditions in which intelligent life on Earth also developed somewhere else in the Galaxy then intelligent life would develop there in a similar way.

  5. Matt Salmon:

    My assumption is that the fix is in and they don't need us.

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Translations for assumption

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  • 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
  • varsayımTurkish

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