assumption

[ɐsˈʌmpʃən], [ɐsˈʌmpʃən], [ɐ_s_ˈʌ_m_p_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of assumption:

  1.   Act of assuming: a supposition. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   The act of assuming; something taken for granted; a supposition. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The act of taking to or upon oneself; the act of taking for granted; the thing supposed; arrogance; supposition; a disposition to claim more than is one's due. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   The act of assuming; supposition; the taking up into heaven, applied to the Virgin Mary. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act of assuming; the thing, often the postulate or proposition, assumed; the minor proposition in a categorical syllogism; the taking up a person into heaven; in particular a festival of the Romish and Greek Churches, celebrated in honour of the miraculous ascent of the Virgin Mary to heaven. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for assumption:

  1. The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies. – Adam Arkin
  2. The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion. – Ulrich Beck
  3. The persecuting spirit has its origin... in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct. – John Fiske
  4. It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT community is the right to be queer -the right to be free of the heterosexual assumption – Jasmine Guy
  5. If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong. – Jeff Hawkins

Usage examples for assumption:

  1. “ Is it not the natural attendant on an assumption – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. “ I am not making that assumption – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  3. Yet I could not help admiring the assumption of the scamp, who knew this fact as well as myself. ” – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  4. The assumption therefore seems not unreasonable, that the latter country at the time of their arrival was no longer joined to England. ” – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  5. “ " No, madame," replied Crevel, with an assumption of great coldness. ” – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  6. And yet, after all, upon what grounds does the assumption rest? ” – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  7. The calculation is of value only on the assumption which, however, is altogether reasonable- that the light- house, when erected, stood on the tip of the Point. ” – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  8. The assumption is that the upper classmen have had every opportunity to profit by the life of the college, and are prepared to flock by themselves in the town. ” – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  9. Those rites for the repose of the dead are monstrous in their assumption and ridiculous in their childish nature." ” – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  10. She spoke with the manner of one who realizes that she holds the situation in her hands, and he yielded to this assumption of strength as he would have yielded ten years ago had she been clever enough to use it against him. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow

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