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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

This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
Carter G. Woodson

There can be no assumption that today's majority is 'right' and the Amish and others like them are 'wrong.' A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.
Warren E. Burger

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
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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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