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Definition 1: the act of taking possession of or power over something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for assumption in the sense of this definition

(assumption is a kind of ...) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

"the acquisition of wealth" "the acquisition of one company by another"

Definition 2: the act of assuming or taking for granted - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted

(assumption is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of assumption ) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Definition 3: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where assumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he despised them for their presumptuousness

Synonyms for assumption in the sense of this definition

(assumption is a kind of ...) aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

"he had the audacity to question my decision"

(... is a kind of assumption ) assumption of airs beyond one's station

Definition 4: a hypothesis that is taken for granted - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where assumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • any society is built upon certain assumptions

Synonyms for assumption in the sense of this definition

(assumption is a kind of ...) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory" "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"

(... is a kind of assumption ) an intuitive assumption

"jump to a conclusion"

(... is a kind of assumption ) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

(... is a kind of assumption ) an assumption that is taken for granted

(... is a kind of assumption ) an assumption that is basic to an argument

Definition 5: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where assumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for assumption in the sense of this definition

(assumption is a kind of ...) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

(... is a kind of assumption ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of assumption ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of assumption ) an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

(... is a kind of assumption ) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

(... is a kind of assumption ) a postulated sequence of possible events

"planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"

Definition 6: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended - [noun denoting event]

(assumption is a kind of ...) a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

(assumption belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 7: 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 - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for assumption in the sense of this definition

(assumption is a kind of ...) a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion

(... is part of assumption) the month following July and preceding September

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