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1 assumption

A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn:
— On the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play.

synonyms: premise, premiss.

Roget 144: conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.], developing.    [photography] ... show more

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 496: maxim, aphorism; apothegm, apophthegm; dictum, saying, adage, saw, proverb; sentence, mot [Fr.], motto, word, byword, ... show more

Dutch: perceel, voorwaarde, aanname, gis, gissing, onderstelling, veronderstelling
Polish: przesłanka

2 assumption

A hypothesis that is taken for granted:
— Any society is built upon certain assumptions.

synonyms: supposal, supposition.

Roget 514: supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum [Lat.], theory; thesis, theorem; ... show more

Polish: założenie

3 assumption

The act of taking possession of or power over something:
— 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.

synonym: laying claim.

Dutch: overname

4 Assumption

Celebration 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.

synonyms: Assumption of Mary, August 15.

Dutch: aanname, assumptie, hemelvaart, Maria-Hemelvaart, Maria-ten-hemel-Opneming, Mariahemelvaart, veronderstelling
Polish: Wniebowzięcie Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wniebowzięcie, Matka Boska Zielna

5 Assumption

Christianity The taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended.

Polish: wniebowzięcie

6 assumption

Audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to.

synonyms: effrontery, presumption, presumptuousness.

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more

Roget 925: undueness etc. adj.; malum prohibitum [Lat.]; impropriety; illegality etc. 964.    falseness etc. adj.; emptiness of title, invalidity of title; illegitimacy.    ... show more

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

Roget 481: misjudgment, obliquity of judgment; miscalculation, miscomputation, misconception etc. (error) 495; hasty conclusion.    [causes of misjudgment. 1] prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice; foregone conclusion; ... show more

Dutch: aanmatiging, pretentie

7 assumption

The act of assuming or taking for granted.

Dutch: aanname, conjectuur, gissing, giswerk, onderstelling, op zich nemen, vermoeden, veronderstelling, voorgevoel

Moby thesaurus: a priori principle, about-face, acceptance, accession, acquisition, admission, admittance, adoption, affirmation, alchemy, allegory, allusion, anointing, anointment, apotheosis, appointment, appropriation, apriorism, arcane meaning, arrogation ... show more.

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