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Definition of Assumption

Assumption

  1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
  2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
  3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
  4. The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
  5. The taking of a person up into heaven.
  6. A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

Assumption Quotations

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Orville Wright

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
Warren Buffett

A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honored, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures - a trial in which every assumption can be challenged.
Harry Browne

There's the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do.
Oliver North

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'
Paul Watzlawick
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Assumption Translations

assumption in Dutch is Maria-Hemelvaart
assumption in French is supposition, conjecture
assumption in German is Annahme {f}
assumption in Italian is accettazione, supposizione