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Meaning & Definition of Assumption in English

English

Assumption

/əsəmpʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • premise
  • ,
  • premiss
  • ,
  • assumption

2. A hypothesis that is taken for granted

  • "Any society is built upon certain assumptions"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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
    synonym:
  • 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

    synonym:
  • Assumption

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

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

7. The act of assuming or taking for granted

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

Examples of using

Only the assumption that the reader - I better say: the prospective reader, because for the moment there is not the slightest prospect, that my writing could see the lights of publicity, - unless it miraculously left our endangered fortress Europe and brought a hint of the secrets of our loneliness to those outside; - I beg to be allowed to begin anew: only because I anticipate the wish to be told casually about the who and what of the writer, I send some few notes on my own individuum out before these open