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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

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

People take things at face value on social media. Earnestness is the assumption.
Mindy Kaling

When businesses go through hard times, through down markets, what do they do is they challenge every basic assumption of how they operate. They innovate. They create disruption for a while that leads them to even greater heights when the economy turns around.
Jeb Bush

I am just postmodern enough not to trust 'postmodern' as a description of our times, for it privileges the practices and intellectual formations of modernity. Calling this a postmodern age reproduces the modernist assumption that history must be policed by periods.
Stanley Hauerwas

Some people who meet me might think I starve myself, because there's such an assumption that being thin involves putting yourself through torture and punishing your body, but I'm just naturally skinny - you should watch me demolish a ploughman's lunch.
Tamsin Egerton
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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
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