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presumptive

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adjective pre·sump·tive \-ˈzəm(p)-tiv\

Definition of presumptive

  1. 1 :  based on probability or presumption <the presumptive nominee>

  2. 2 :  giving grounds for reasonable opinion or belief

  3. 3 :  being an embryonic precursor with the potential for forming a particular structure or tissue in the normal course of development <presumptive retina>

pre·sump·tive·ly adverb


Examples of presumptive

  1. <in that climate of fear, an accusation alone was presumptive evidence of guilt>



15th Century

First Known Use of presumptive

15th century

Rhymes with presumptive


Medical Dictionary

presumptive

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adjective pre·sump·tive \pri-ˈzəm(p)-tiv\

Medical Definition of presumptive

  1. 1:  expected to develop in a particular direction under normal conditions <presumptive regions of the blastula>

  2. 2:  being the embryonic precursor of <presumptive neural tissue>





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