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NOUN (7)

1. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn;
- Example: "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
[syn: premise, premiss, assumption]

2. a hypothesis that is taken for granted;
- Example: "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
[syn: assumption, supposition, supposal]

3. the act of taking possession of or power over something;
- Example: "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"
- Example: "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"
- Example: "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
[syn: assumption, laying claim]

4. celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church;
[syn: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15]

5. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended;

6. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to;
- Example: "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
[syn: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption]

7. the act of assuming or taking for granted;
- Example: "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assumption \As*sump"tion\ (?; 215), n. [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See Assume.] 1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting. [1913 Webster] The assumption of authority. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim. [1913 Webster] This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body. --Thodey. [1913 Webster] That calm assumption of the virtues. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] 3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition. [1913 Webster] Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism. [1913 Webster] 5. The taking of a person up into heaven. Hence: (Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches) A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assumption n 1: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play" [syn: premise, premiss, assumption] 2: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions" [syn: assumption, supposition, supposal] 3: the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts" [syn: assumption, laying claim] 4: celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church [syn: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15] 5: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended 6: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption] 7: the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

281 Moby Thesaurus words for "assumption": a priori principle, about-face, acceptance, accession, acquisition, admission, admittance, adoption, affirmation, alchemy, allegory, allusion, anointing, anointment, apotheosis, appointment, appropriation, apriorism, arcane meaning, arrogation, ascension, ascent, aspiration, assertion, assignment, assimilation, assumed position, assumption, assurance, assured faith, attitude, authorization, axiom, basis, beatification, becoming, borrowed plumes, canonization, categorical proposition, change, change-over, cheerful expectation, climate of opinion, colonization, coloration, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, confidence, conjecture, connotation, conquest, consecration, consensus gentium, consideration, conversion, conviction, copying, coronation, data, deification, delegation, dependence, deputation, derivation, deriving, desire, doomed hope, election, elevation, empowerment, encroachment, enshrinement, enslavement, entailment, erection, escalation, estimate, estimation, ethos, exaltation, expectation, eye, fair prospect, faith, familiarity, feeling, fervent hope, first principles, flip-flop, foundation, fundamental, gathering, general belief, getting, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, ground, growth, guess, guesswork, height, high hopes, hint, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, idea, imitation, implication, implied meaning, import, imposition, impression, indent, inference, infringement, innuendo, insolence, intimation, invasion, involvement, ironic suggestion, judgment, lapse, law, lawlessness, legitimate succession, lemma, liberties, liberty abused, license, licentiousness, lifting, lights, major premise, meaning, metaphorical sense, mind, minor premise, mocking, mystique, naturalization, notion, nuance, observation, occult meaning, occupation, opinion, overtone, overweening, overweeningness, passage, pasticcio, pastiche, personal judgment, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, pirating, plagiarism, plagiary, playing God, point of view, popular belief, posit, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, posture, prayerful hope, preemption, premise, preoccupation, prepossession, presumption, presumptuousness, presupposal, presupposition, prevailing belief, principle, progress, promise, proposition, propositional function, prospect, prospects, public belief, public opinion, raising, re-formation, reaction, rearing, receipt, receival, receiving, reception, reconversion, reduction, reliance, requisition, resolution, resurrection, reversal, sanguine expectation, security, seizure, sentiment, set of postulates, shift, sight, simulation, stance, statement, subjugation, subsense, subsidiary sense, subsumption, succession, suggestion, sumption, supposal, supposing, supposition, surmise, sursum corda, switch, switch-over, symbolism, takeover, taking, taking over, the Ascension, the Assumption, theorem, theory, thesis, thinking, thought, tinge, touch, transformation, transit, transition, translation, trespass, trespassing, trust, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, turning into, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, undue liberty, upbuoying, upcast, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust, usurpation, view, volte-face, way of thinking, well-grounded hope, working hypothesis
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Assumption -- U.S. Parish in Louisiana Population (2000): 23388 Housing Units (2000): 9635 Land area (2000): 338.681886 sq. miles (877.182021 sq. km) Water area (2000): 25.871397 sq. miles (67.006609 sq. km) Total area (2000): 364.553283 sq. miles (944.188630 sq. km) Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 29.926900 N, 91.054794 W Headwords: Assumption Assumption, LA Assumption Parish Assumption Parish, LA
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Assumption, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 1261 Housing Units (2000): 607 Land area (2000): 0.879889 sq. miles (2.278902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.879889 sq. miles (2.278902 sq. km) FIPS code: 02609 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 39.519545 N, 89.049129 W ZIP Codes (1990): 62510 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Assumption, IL Assumption