Dictionary Results for assumption


1. assumption - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): premise, premiss

Hypernym(s): postulate, posit




2. assumption - noun

· a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

Synonym(s): supposition, supposal

Hypernym(s): hypothesis, possibility, theory




3. assumption - noun

· 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(s): laying_claim

Hypernym(s): acquisition




4. assumption - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): Assumption, Assumption_of_Mary, August_15

Hypernym(s): holy_day_of_obligation




5. assumption - noun

· (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

Synonym(s): Assumption

Hypernym(s): miracle




6. assumption - noun

· audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

Synonym(s): presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery

Hypernym(s): audacity, audaciousness




7. assumption - noun

· the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity





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