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assumptive

[uh-suhmp-tiv] /əˈsʌmp tɪv/
adjective
1.
taken for granted.
2.
characterized by assumption:
an assumptive statement.
Origin of assumptive
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin assūmptīvus, equivalent to assūmpt(us) (past participle) (see assumption) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
assumptively, adverb
nonassumptive, adjective
overassumptive, adjective
overassumptively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-assumptive

assumptive

adj.

early 15c., from Latin assumptivus, from assumpt-, past participle stem of assumere (see assume) + -ive.

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