Definitions for Assumption

Definitions for (noun) Assumption

Main entry: assumption, laying claim

Definition: the act of taking possession of or power over something

Usage: 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

Main entry: assumption

Definition: the act of assuming or taking for granted

Usage: your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted

Main entry: assumption, presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery

Definition: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

Usage: he despised them for their presumptuousness

Main entry: assumption, supposal, supposition

Definition: a hypothesis that is taken for granted

Usage: any society is built upon certain assumptions

Main entry: assumption, premise, premiss

Definition: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

Usage: on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play

Main entry: Assumption

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

Main entry: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15

Definition: 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

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