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1. The act of supposing.
2. Something supposed; an assumption.
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1. the act of supposing
2. a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed
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sup•po•si•tion(ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ ən)
1. the act of supposing.
2. something that is supposed; assumption; hypothesis.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin suppositiō, Latin: substitution =supposi-, variant s. of suppōnere to put under, substitute (sup- sup- + pōnere to place) + -tiō -tion; compare suppose]
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|Noun||1.||supposition - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence|
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
divination - successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
|2.||supposition - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"|
conclusion - an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
cornerstone, fundament, groundwork, basis, foundation, base - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
|3.||supposition - the cognitive process of supposing|
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
presupposition - the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
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noun belief, idea, notion, view, theory, speculation, assumption, hypothesis, presumption, conjecture, postulate, surmise, guesswork There's a popular supposition that we're publicly funded.
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1. A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
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supposition[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən] N → suposición f
that is pure supposition → eso es una suposición or hipótesis nada más
the report was based on supposition → el informe estaba basado en suposiciones
it's based on the supposition that → se basa en la hipótesis de que ...
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
supposition[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən] n → supposition f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
supposition[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → supposizione f, ipotesi f inv
on the supposition that ... → partendo dal presupposto che...+ sub
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