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1. assumption

noun. ['əˈsʌmpʃən'] a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn.

Synonyms

  • scenario
  • premiss
  • condition
  • subsumption
  • minor premiss
  • premise
  • thesis
  • minor premise
  • stipulation
  • precondition
  • postulate
  • major premise
  • posit

Antonyms

  • continuance
  • continuation
  • monetization
  • defeat

Etymology

  • assumpcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Assumption

  • presumption
  • consumption
  • resumption
  • gumption

How do you pronounce assumption?

Pronounce assumption as əˈsəmpʃən.

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Sentences with assumption


1. Noun, singular or mass
The assumption was then made that it could potentially help with weight loss.

Quotes about assumption


1. I was an awful critic. I operated on the assumption that there was an absolute scale of values against which art could be measured. I didn't trust my own subjective responses.
- Tom Stoppard

2. Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

2. assumption

noun. ['əˈsʌmpʃən'] a hypothesis that is taken for granted.

Synonyms

  • groundwork
  • cornerstone
  • fundament
  • constatation
  • possibility
  • basic assumption
  • given
  • precondition
  • base
  • supposition
  • theory
  • conclusion
  • self-evident truth
  • presumption
  • basis
  • foundation
  • hypothesis

Antonyms

  • superior
  • holism
  • atomism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • assumpcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. assumption

noun. ['əˈsʌmpʃən'] the act of taking possession of or power over something.

Synonyms

  • laying claim

Antonyms

  • impossibility
  • nonexistence

Etymology

  • assumpcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. Assumption

noun. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended.

5. assumption

noun. ['əˈsʌmpʃən'] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to.

Synonyms

  • presumption
  • audacity
  • uppishness
  • uppityness
  • audaciousness
  • presumptuousness

Antonyms

  • noble
  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • assumpcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. assumption

noun. ['əˈsʌmpʃən'] the act of assuming or taking for granted.

Synonyms

  • human action
  • act
  • deed
  • position

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • misconception
  • disinclined
  • unacknowledged

Etymology

  • assumpcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. Assumption

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • holy day of obligation
  • August
  • Assumption of Mary
  • August 15
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