supposition


sup·po·si·tion

noun \ˌsə-pə-ˈzi-shən\

: an idea or theory that you believe is true even though you do not have proof

Full Definition of SUPPOSITION

1
:  something that is supposed :  hypothesis
2
:  the act of supposing
sup·po·si·tion·al \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of SUPPOSITION

  1. a supposition that proved correct
  2. This is just idle supposition.

Origin of SUPPOSITION

Middle English supposicioun, from Anglo-French supposicion, from Late Latin supposition-, suppositio, from Latin, act of placing beneath, from supponere
First Known Use: 15th century

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