HyperDic: assumption

English > 7 senses of the word assumption / Assumption:
NOUNcommunicationassumption, premise, premissa statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
cognitionassumption, supposition, supposala hypothesis that is taken for granted
actassumption, laying claimthe act of taking possession of or power over something
timeAssumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended
eventAssumption(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
attributeassumption, presumption, presumptuousness, effronteryaudacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
actassumptionthe act of assuming or taking for granted
assumption / Assumption > pronunciation
Soundsahsah'mpshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > assumption: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn.
Example"on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
Synonymspremise, premiss
Narrowercondition, precondition, stipulationAn assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
major premise, major premissThe premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
minor premise, minor premiss, subsumptionThe premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
scenarioA postulated sequence of possible events
thesisAn unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
Broaderpostulate, posit(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Spanishpremisa, supuesto
Catalanpremissa, supòsit
Verbsassumetake to be the case or to be true
English > assumption: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA hypothesis that is taken for granted.
Example"any society is built upon certain assumptions"
Synonymssupposition, supposal
Narrowerbasic assumption, constatation, self-evident truthAn assumption that is basic to an argument
basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstoneThe fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated / calculated or explained
conclusionAn intuitive assumption
given, presumption, preconditionAn assumption that is taken for granted
Broaderhypothesis, possibility, theoryA tentative insight into the natural world
Spanishasunción, suposición, supuesto
Catalansupòsit
Verbsassumetake to be the case or to be true
English > assumption: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of taking possession of or power over something.
Examples
  • "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"
  • "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"
  • "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
Synonymlaying claim
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishasunción, toma
Catalanassumpció, presa
Verbsassumeseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
assumetake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
assumetake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
English > Assumption: 7 senses > noun 4, time
Meaningcelebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
SynonymsAssumption of Mary, August 15
Part ofAugust, AugThe month following July and preceding September
Broaderholy day of obligationA day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
Spanish15 de agosto, Asunción
Catalan15 d'agost, Assumpció de Maria, Assumpció
English > Assumption: 7 senses > noun 5, event
Meaning(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended.
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
BroadermiracleA marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
Verbsassumetake up someone's soul into heaven
English > assumption: 7 senses > noun 6, attribute
Meaningaudacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to.
Synonymspresumption, presumptuousness, effrontery
Narroweruppityness, uppishnessassumption of airs beyond one's station
Broaderaudacity, audaciousnessaggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
Spanishpresuntuosidad
Catalanpresumptuositat
English > assumption: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of assuming or taking for granted.
Example"your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
NarrowerpositionThe act of positing
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Verbsassumetake to be the case or to be true

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