presupposition


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pre·sup·pose

 (prē′sə-pōz′)
tr.v. pre·sup·posed, pre·sup·pos·ing, pre·sup·pos·es
1. To believe or suppose in advance: "In passing moral judgments ... we presuppose that a man's actions, and hence also his being a good or a bad man, are in his power" (Leo Strauss).
2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition: "The term tax relief ... presupposes a conceptual metaphor: Taxes are an affliction" (George Lakoff).

pre·sup′po·si′tion (prē-sŭp′ə-zĭsh′ən) n.
pre·sup′po·si′tion·al adj.
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Noun1.presupposition - the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
supposal, supposition - the cognitive process of supposing
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presupposition

noun assumption, theory, belief, premise, hypothesis, presumption, preconception, supposition, preconceived idea the presupposition that human life must be sustained for as long as possible
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presupposition

noun
Something taken to be true without proof:
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Translations

presupposition

[ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃən] Npresuposición f
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presupposition

[ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃən] nprésupposé m
the presupposition that ... → le présupposé selon lequel ...pre-tax [ˌpriːˈtæks] adj [earnings, losses, profits] → avant impôt(s)pre-teen preteen [ˌpriːˈtiːn]
npréadolescent(e) m/f
adjpréadolescent(e)
pre-teen children → les préadolescents
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presupposition

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presupposition

[ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃn] npresupposto
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References in classic literature ?
As far as I have been able to divine the latent meaning of the objectors, it seems to originate in a presupposition that the people will be disinclined to the exercise of federal authority in any matter of an internal nature.
The Squire had been used to parish homage all his life, used to the presupposition that his family, his tankards, and everything that was his, were the oldest and best; and as he never associated with any gentry higher than himself, his opinion was not disturbed by comparison.
In order to understand the phrase "this morning" it is necessary that we should have a way of feeling time-intervals, and that this feeling should give what is constant in the meaning of the words "this morning." This appreciation of time-intervals is, however, obviously a product of memory, not a presupposition of it.
It has been often remarked that Descartes, having begun by dismissing all presuppositions, introduces several: he passes almost at once from scepticism to dogmatism.
This is the first presupposition of the presuppositions of Harvey Road.
Thirty years of linguistic research on the mood contrast in Spanish have focused on the notions of ASSERTION, NON-ASSERTION, and PRESUPPOSITION. Leaving behind analyses based on LOGICAL PRESUPPOSITION or TRUTH-VALUE (Terrell and Hooper 1974), PRAGMATIC PRESUPPOSITION was embraced as a means of reconciling subjunctive use not explained by the REALIS/ IRREALIS distinction (Lunn 1988, 1989a, 1989b, 1995; Mejias-Bikandi 1994; Sastre-Ruano 1997).
How are contents of pragmatics (inference, reference, referring expression, presupposition, entailment, co-text and context) beneficial in improving business communication skills?
Amendments to the Election Law are an integral part of the Reform Agenda and a presupposition for the rule of law.'
KEYWORDS: conditionals, conjunction, Flannery O'Connor, negation, presupposition, speech presentation, Wise Blood
My friend then read me the first paragraph of I think it was Cartesian Meditations and remarked on point after point, "Isn't this a presupposition? And isn't this a presupposition?" and so on.
This required the use of the Pluridisciplinary approach that allowed us to combine linguistics and mathematical approaches, specifically Linguistic Presupposition and Fractal Methodology.