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assumption   (Sound)

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〔 әˋsʌmpʃәn 〕


〔 әˊsʌmpʃn 〕

Overview of noun assumption

The noun assumption has 7 senses

  • premise, premiss, assumption -- (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 -- (a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions")

  • assumption, laying claim -- (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 -- (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)

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

  • presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption -- (audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness")

  • assumption -- (the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted")