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Assumption

As`sump´tion
n.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.
That calm assumption of the virtues.
- W. Black.
3.The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
4.(Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
5.(Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches) The taking of a person up into heaven.
Noun1.assumption - 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"
Synonyms: premise, premiss
2.assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
3.assumption - 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"
Synonyms: laying claim
4.AssumptionAssumption - 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
5.assumption - audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
6.Assumption - (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
7.assumption - the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
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