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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.

supposition

(ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the act of supposing
2. a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed
ˌsuppoˈsitional adj
ˌsuppoˈsitionally adv
ˌsuppoˈsitionless adj

sup•po•si•tion

(ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
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]
sup`po•si′tion•al, adj.
sup`po•si′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supposition - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidencesupposition - 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"
given, presumption, precondition - an assumption that is taken for granted
basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth - an assumption that is basic to an argument
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)

supposition

noun belief, idea, notion, view, theory, speculation, assumption, hypothesis, presumption, conjecture, postulate, surmise, guesswork There's a popular supposition that we're publicly funded.

supposition

noun
1. A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
2. Something taken to be true without proof:
Translations

supposition

[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən] Nsuposición f
that is pure suppositioneso es una suposición or hipótesis nada más
the report was based on suppositionel informe estaba basado en suposiciones
it's based on the supposition thatse basa en la hipótesis de que ...

supposition

[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən] nsupposition f

supposition

n (no pl: = hypothesizing) → Mutmaßung f, → Spekulation f; (= thing supposed)Annahme f; based on (a) pure suppositionauf reiner Spekulation beruhend; going on the supposition that you are rightvorausgesetzt, dass Sie recht haben

supposition

[ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃn] n (frm) → supposizione f, ipotesi f inv
on the supposition that ... → partendo dal presupposto che...+ sub