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  Definition of assumption
  1. 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 compan
  2. the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
  3. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
  4. a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  5. 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"
  6. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
  7. 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
Similar Words: laying claim, presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, supposition, supposal, premise, premiss, Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15

 

Hyponyms: position, uppityness, uppishness, conclusion, basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, given, presumption, precondition, basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth, major premise, major premiss, minor premise, minor premiss, subsumption, thesis, condition, stipulation, scenario

 

Part Meronyms: August, Aug

 

Derivational Morphology: assume, adopt, take on, take over, bear, accept, usurp, seize, arrogate, presume, take for granted, suppose, say, premise, premiss

 

Anagrams: Utopianism

 

 
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