Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun assumption

7 senses of assumption

Sense 1
premise, premiss, assumption -- (a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play")
       => postulate, posit -- ((logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning)

Sense 2
assumption, supposition, supposal -- (a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions")
       => hypothesis, possibility, theory -- (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices")

Sense 3
assumption, laying claim -- (the act of taking possession of or power over something; "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")
       => acquisition -- (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another")

Sense 4
Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15 -- (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)
       => holy day of obligation -- (a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion)

Sense 5
Assumption -- ((Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended)
       => miracle -- (a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent)

Sense 6
presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption -- (audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness")
       => audacity, audaciousness -- (aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision")

Sense 7
assumption -- (the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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