supposition

[ suhp-uh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun

the act of supposing.
something that is supposed; assumption; hypothesis.

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Origin of supposition

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin suppositiōn- (stem of suppositiō ) “substitution” (English meaning by association with suppose), equivalent to supposit(us) (past participle of suppōnere “to substitute”) + -iōn- stem of noun suffix -io; see origin at -ion, sup-, position

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British Dictionary definitions for supposition

supposition
/ (ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

the act of supposing
a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed

Derived forms of supposition

suppositional, adjectivesuppositionally, adverbsuppositionless, adjective
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