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Meaning of PRESUPPOSE

Pronunciation:  `preesu'powz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; in logic; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
  2. [v]  take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
 

PRESUPPOSE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: assume, imply, posit, postulate, premise, premiss, presume, take for granted

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`sup*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presupposed};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Presupposing}.] [Pref. pre- + suppose: cf.
F. pr['e]supposer.]
To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for
granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.

      Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary
      things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.
                                               --Hooker.

 

 

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