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Meaning & Definition of Assumption in English





1. 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"
  • premise,
  • premiss,
  • assumption

2. A hypothesis that is taken for granted

  • "Any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  • assumption,
  • supposition,
  • supposal

3. 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,
  • laying claim

4. 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,
  • Assumption of Mary,
  • August 15

5. (christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the virgin mary when her earthly life had ended

  • Assumption

6. Audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

  • "He despised them for their presumptuousness"
  • presumption,
  • presumptuousness,
  • effrontery,
  • assumption

7. The act of assuming or taking for granted

  • "Your assumption that i would agree was unwarranted"
  • assumption

Examples of using

How much confidence exists that this assumption is correct?
What he said bears out my assumption.