supposing

[ suh-poh-zing ]
/ səˈpoʊ zɪŋ /

conjunction

upon the supposition or premise that; in the event that.

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Origin of supposing

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at suppose, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM supposing

non·sup·pos·ing, adjective

Definition for supposing (2 of 2)

suppose
[ suh-pohz ]
/ səˈpoʊz /

verb (used with object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.

verb (used without object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.

to assume something; presume; think.

Origin of suppose

1275–1325; Middle English supposen < Old French supposer, equivalent to sup- sup- + poser to pose1; compare Medieval Latin suppōnere to suppose, Latin: to substitute, place below

OTHER WORDS FROM suppose

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British Dictionary definitions for supposing

suppose
/ (səˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr; may take a clause as object)

to presume (something) to be true without certain knowledgeI suppose he meant to kill her
to consider as a possible suggestion for the sake of discussion, elucidation, etc; postulatesuppose that he wins the election
(of theories, propositions, etc) to imply the inference or assumption (of)your policy supposes full employment

Derived forms of suppose

supposable, adjectivesupposer, noun

Word Origin for suppose

C14: from Old French supposer, from Medieval Latin suppōnere, from Latin: to substitute, from sub- + pōnere to put
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Idioms and Phrases with supposing

suppose

see I suppose so.

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