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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:
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suppositional

[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃənəl] suppositious [ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃəs] ADJhipotético
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The fantastical, suppositional creation of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond filled with each thing having consequence for everything else is a dandy for reading aloud with whole class during the overexcited days just before Christmas holiday.
Delving into such suppositional eventualities might seem unnecessary, particularly where operational systems can provide useful analogs for rapid event attribution.
The limited empirical research asserting that market discipline affects ex ante decision making is largely suppositional, lacking direct evidence of such a cause-and-effect relationship.
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.
On the other hand, Suppositional theory (Evans & Over, 2004; Evans, Over, & Handley, 2005) has claimed that the comprehension of conditionals leads to the construction of a single mental model or possibility (singularity principle).
When this line is drawn, as in the departmental structures of schools, it is at best tentative and suppositional, at worst false.
Similarly, the idea that people will have a dual representation when the exceptive conditional is in subjunctive mood is difficult to explain using Suppositional theory (Evans & Over, 2004).
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.
Cohen sostiene el mismo punto al considerar que, pese a que la justificacion condicional es a priori, la evaluacion proposicional corresponde a sentencias contingentes: "the suppositional reasoning provides me with an a priori defeasible justification for a contingent proposition.