Examples of supposition in a Sentence
a supposition that proved correct
This is just idle supposition.
Recent Examples of supposition from the Web
One of the few convincing suppositions about polar bears fishing comes from Labrador’s White Bear River.
The bottle is merely the supposition of happiness, which is a lie, and of the human condition, which is ultimately meaningless.
The press goes nuts for a few days, pulling out and rehashing every conjecture, rumor, supposition or prognostication that has arrived in their inboxes for the last six months to a year.
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Origin and Etymology 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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Definition of supposition for English Language Learners
: an idea or theory that you believe is true even though you do not have proof
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