suppositional


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sup·po·si·tion

 (sŭp′ə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of supposing.
2. Something supposed; an assumption.

sup′po·si′tion·al adj.
sup′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.suppositional - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"

suppositional

adjective
Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
Translations

suppositional

[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃənəl] suppositious [ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃəs] ADJhipotético
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There is another kind of overconfidence, though, one that might be termed "specific suppositional overconfidence" about a particular part of the battle plan.
Greenblatt's suppositional logic is in full force here: his "[i]t is as if' insinuates material causation without a clear historical or textual basis for doing so.
When this line is drawn, as in the departmental structures of schools, it is at best tentative and suppositional, at worst false.
What Keynes heaped scorn upon was the idea (in his suppositional mind) of an uncritical classical embrace, as reality, of the zero-hoarding assumption itself (that had indeed begun with Smith), from which followed, Keynes erroneously believed, a 150-year-long conclusion by all the successors of Smith and Say that "if people do not spend their money in one way they will spend it in another" (Keynes, 1936, p.
21) But we see the same fact in language: Suppositional claims and assertions both present propositions representationally; both can figure as premises in an argument, for example, unlike commands or questions.
It is a mistake, therefore, to understand the necessity of the One's production of all things as a suppositional necessity that only exists because the One has willed itself to be such that it is the cause of all things.
The chapter on technology as a solution to academic disengagement is suppositional, simplistic, and limited in scope.
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Shortly thereafter the Cardinal writes a public declaration (in response to rumors that Galileo had been formally charged with wrongdoing) absolving the scientist of any misconduct; this declaration or certificate contains no specific prohibition against holding a suppositional appreciation of the heliocentric theory.