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Assumption

Assumption Meaning & Definition
Assumption Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Assumption?

[n] 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"
[n] the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
[n] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
[n] a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
[n] 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"
[n] (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
[n] celebration of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended

Synonyms | Synonyms for Assumption: Assumption of Mary | August 15 | effrontery | laying claim | premise | premiss | presumption | presumptuousness | supposal | supposition

Related Terms | Find terms related to Assumption: a priori principle | about-face | acceptance | accession | acquisition | admission | admittance | adoption | affirmation | alchemy | allegory | allusion | anointing | anointment | apotheosis | appointment | appropriation | apriorism | arcane meaning | arrogation | ascension | ascent | aspiration | assertion | assignment | assimilation | assumed position | assumption | assurance | assured faith | attitude | authorization | axiom | basis | beatification | becoming | borrowed plumes | canonization | categorical proposition | change | change-over | cheerful expectation | climate of opinion | colonization | coloration | common belief | community sentiment | conceit | concept | conception | conclusion | confidence | conjecture | connotation | conquest | consecration | consensus gentium | consideration | conversion | conviction | copying | coronation | data | deification | delegation | dependence | deputation | derivation | deriving | desire | doomed hope | election | elevation | empowerment | encroachment | enshrinement | enslavement | entailment | erection | escalation | estimate | estimation | ethos | exaltation | expectation | eye | fair prospect | faith | familiarity | feeling | fervent hope | first principles | flip-flop | foundation | fundamental | gathering | general belief | getting | good cheer | good hope | great expectations | ground | growth | guess | guesswork | height | high hopes | hint | hope | hopeful prognosis | hopefulness | hopes | hoping | hoping against hope | hubris | hypothesis | hypothesis ad hoc | idea | imitation | implication | implied meaning | import | imposition | impression | indent | inference | infringement | innuendo | insolence | intimation | invasion | involvement | ironic suggestion | judgment | lapse | law | lawlessness | legitimate succession | lemma | liberties | liberty abused | license | licentiousness | lifting | lights | major premise | meaning | metaphorical sense | mind | minor premise | mocking | mystique | naturalization | notion | nuance | observation | occult meaning | occupation | opinion | overtone | overweening | overweeningness | passage | pasticcio | pastiche | personal judgment | philosopheme | philosophical proposition | pirating | plagiarism | plagiary | playing God | point of view | popular belief | posit | position | postulate | postulation | postulatum | posture | prayerful hope | preemption | premise | preoccupation | prepossession | presumption | presumptuousness | presupposal | presupposition | prevailing belief | principle | progress | promise | proposition | propositional function | prospect | prospects | public belief | public opinion | raising | reaction | rearing | receipt | receival | receiving | reception | reconversion | reduction | re-formation | reliance | requisition | resolution | resurrection | reversal | sanguine expectation | security | seizure | sentiment | set of postulates | shift | sight | simulation | stance | statement | subjugation | subsense | subsidiary sense | subsumption | succession | suggestion | sumption | supposal | supposing | supposition | surmise | sursum corda | switch | switch-over | symbolism | takeover | taking | taking over | the Ascension | the Assumption | theorem | theory | thesis | thinking | thought | tinge | touch | transformation | transit | transition | translation | trespass | trespassing | trust | truth table | truth-function | truth-value | turning into | undercurrent | undermeaning | undertone | undue liberty | upbuoying | upcast | upheaval | uplift | uplifting | upping | uprearing | upthrow | upthrust | usurpation | view | volte-face | way of thinking | well-grounded hope | working hypothesis

See Also | acquisition | act | audaciousness | audacity | Aug | August | base | basic assumption | basis | chutzpah | conclusion | condition | constatation | cornerstone | foundation | fundament | given | groundwork | holy day of obligation | human action | human activity | hutzpa | hypothesis | major premise | major premiss | minor premise | minor premiss | miracle | posit | position | possibility | postulate | precondition | precondition | presumption | self-evident truth | stipulation | subsumption | theory | thesis | uppishness | uppityness

Assumption In Webster's Dictionary

\As*sump"tion\ (?; 215), n. [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See {Assume}.] 1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting. The assumption of authority. --Whewell. 2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim. This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body. --Thodey. That calm assumption of the virtues. --W. Black. 3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition. Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong. --Dryden. 4. (Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism. 5. The taking of a person up into heaven. Hence: (Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches) A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

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