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Assumption - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assumption' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assumption [ n.]
- The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
- The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
- The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
- The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
- The taking of a person up into heaven.
- A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

Meaning of 'Assumption' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assumption [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a hypothesis that is taken for granted
Example in sentence:
  • any society is built upon certain assumptions
Meaning (2):
- the act of taking possession of or power over something
Example in sentence:
  • he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts;
  • his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba;
  • the Nazi assumption of power in 1934
Meaning (3):
- audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
Example in sentence:
  • he despised them for their presumptuousness
Meaning (4):
- a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Example in sentence:
  • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play
Meaning (5):
- the act of assuming or taking for granted
Example in sentence:
  • your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted