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Meaning of SUPPOSITION

Pronunciation:  `supu'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the cognitive process of supposing
  2. [n]  a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  3. [n]  a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
 

SUPPOSITION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: assumption, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, speculation, supposal, surmisal, surmise
 
 See Also: base, basic assumption, basis, conclusion, conjecture, constatation, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, given, groundwork, hypothesis, opinion, possibility, precondition, presumption, presupposition, self-evident truth, theory, view

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sup`po*si"tion\, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio
a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium,
to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning
corresponding to suppose. See {Sub-}, and {Position}.]
1. The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or
   considering as true or existing, what is known not to be
   true, or what is not proved.

2. That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise;
   opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.

         This is only an infallibility upon supposition that
         if a thing be true, it is imposible to be false.
                                               --Tillotson.

         He means are in supposition.          --Shak.

 

 

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