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Definition 1: a hypothesis that is taken for granted - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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(supposition 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 supposition ) an intuitive assumption

"jump to a conclusion"

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

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

Definition 2: the cognitive process of supposing - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for supposition in the sense of this definition

(supposition is a kind of ...) reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

(... is a kind of supposition ) the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)

Definition 3: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for supposition in the sense of this definition

(supposition is a kind of ...) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

(... is a kind of supposition ) successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck

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