HyperDic: supposition

English > 3 senses of the word supposition:
NOUNcommunicationsupposition, guess, conjecture, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisa message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
cognitionsupposition, assumption, supposala hypothesis that is taken for granted
cognitionsupposition, supposalthe cognitive process of supposing
supposition > pronunciation
Soundssah.pahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > supposition: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Synonymsguess, conjecture, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
Narrowerdivinationsuccessful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
Broaderopinion, viewA message expressing a belief about something
Spanishconjetura, especulación, suposición, surmisal
Catalanconjectura, conjetura, especulació, suposició, surmisal
Adjectivessuppositional, suppositious, supposititiousbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Verbssupposeexpress a supposition
English > supposition: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA hypothesis that is taken for granted.
Synonymsassumption, 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
Adjectivessuppositional, suppositious, supposititiousbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
English > supposition: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process of supposing.
Synonymsupposal
NarrowerpresuppositionThe act of presupposing
Broaderconjecturereasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
Spanishsuposición
Adjectivessuppositionalbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Verbssupposeexpect, believe, or suppose
supposeto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

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