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supposition

[suhp-uh-zish-uh n]
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noun
  1. the act of supposing.
  2. something that is supposed; assumption; hypothesis.
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Origin of supposition

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suppositiōn- (stem of suppositiō) substitution (E meaning by association with suppose), equivalent to supposit(us) (past participle of suppōnere to substitute) + -iōn- -ion. See sup-, position
Related formssup·po·si·tion·al, adjectivesup·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·sup·po·si·tion·al, adjectivenon·sup·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverbun·sup·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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Related Words for suppositional

alleged, apparent, conjectural, hypothetic, hypothetical, inferential, likely, presumptive, suppositious, supposititious, suppositive, asserted, presumed, purported

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Historical Examples of suppositional

  • And that is the opposite––the suppositional opposite––of the mind that is God.

    Carmen Ariza

    Charles Francis Stocking

  • Is it strange that God should have a suppositional 25 opposite?

    Carmen Ariza

    Charles Francis Stocking

  • And for that we owe much to the so-called ‘theory of suppositional opposites.’

    Carmen Ariza

    Charles Francis Stocking

  • This lower, misnamed mind is a false claim, a suppositional mind, which I prefer to call mortal mind.

    Unity of Good

    Mary Baker Eddy

  • In the Petyt, however, we get a suppositional explanation of its manifestly purer text.


British Dictionary definitions for suppositional

supposition

noun
  1. the act of supposing
  2. a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed
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Derived Formssuppositional, adjectivesuppositionally, adverbsuppositionless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for suppositional

supposition

n.

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.

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