Origin of supposition
Related Words for suppositionpresumption, conjecture, hunch, hypothesis, thesis, guesswork, theory, doubt, postulate, idea, presupposition, postulation, assumption, suspicion, premise, posit, opinion, speculation, view, likelihood
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Contemporary Examples of supposition
Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal
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Historical Examples of supposition
That exclamation, of course, removed the supposition entirely.
The supposition was greeted with a great burst of laughter from Cornelius.Weighed and Wanting
He was furious at this supposition that she would continue in her irregular practices.Within the Law
We will work upon the supposition that everything that is here belonged to Father.Her Father's Daughter
And has he not promised temper and acquiescence, on the supposition of a change in my mind?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- the act of supposing
- a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed
early 15c., a term in logic, from Late Latin suppositionem (nominative suppositio) "assumption, hypothesis," noun of action from past participle stem of supponere (see suppose); influenced by Greek hypothesis.