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supposition

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noun sup·po·si·tion \ˌsə-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Simple Definition of supposition

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

Full Definition of supposition

  1. 1 :  something that is supposed :  hypothesis

  2. 2 :  the act of supposing

sup·po·si·tion·al play \-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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