Definition of Supposition

1. Noun. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.




2. Noun. A hypothesis that is taken for granted. "Any society is built upon certain assumptions"

3. Noun. The cognitive process of supposing.
Exact synonyms: Supposal
Generic synonyms: Conjecture
Specialized synonyms: Presupposition
Derivative terms: Suppose, Suppose, Suppose, Suppose, Suppositional

Definition of Supposition

1. n. 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.

Definition of Supposition

1. Noun. Something that is supposed; an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture ¹

2. Noun. The act or an instance of supposing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supposition

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supposition

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Literary usage of Supposition

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"If then the reduction of thought and the intelligible world to feeling was to be made good, this supposition, not being an impression of sense or a copy of ..."

2. Lectures on Christian Theology by Georg Christian Knapp, Leonard Woods (1850)
"According to this supposition, then, a great miracle would have been wrought in ... (Л) The supposition that the original language of man was copious and ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"But the ruling of the court in excluding the transcript is equally untenable upon the con- 188] trary supposition, that the items on account of which the ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"... supposition that the gossamer owes its origin indifferently to the young of several genera of spiders; although, as we have seen, the young of other ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"If Dawson had a fair supposition of right, then the appellant might k ... Upon these facts it was an unreasonable supposition on the part of Daws™ that he ..."

6. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"But if by these ideas your lordship means only clear and distinct ideas, I crave leave to deny that to be my sense, or any supposition of mine. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... inexactness which by supposition would belong to all meanings and standards. Hence it would not be peculiar to mathematics, but would be common to it ..."

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