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Noun: assumption  u'súm(p)-shun
  1. 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 be able to play";
    - premise, premiss
     
  2. A hypothesis that is taken for granted
    "any society is built upon certain assumptions";
    - supposition, supposal
     
  3. 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";
    - laying claim
     
  4. Audacious (even arrogant) behaviour that you have no right to
    "he despised them for their assumption";
    - presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery
     
  5. The act of assuming or taking for granted
    "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
Noun: Assumption
  1. 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
    - Assumption of Mary, August 15
     
  2. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

Derived forms: assumptions

Type of: acquisition, act, audaciousness, audacity, deed, holy day of obligation, human action, human activity, hypothesis, miracle, posit, possibility, postulate, theory

Part of: Aug, August

Encyclopedia: Assumption, Ohio