noun tran·sump·tion \-(p)shən\

Definition of transumption



  1. :  an act, process, or instance of making a copy only experts could read the original, a transumption in the ordinary hand — H. W. Smith

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Origin and Etymology of transumption

Medieval Latin transumption-, transumptio transcription, from Latin, transferal of terms, from transumptus (past participle of transumere to take from one to another, from trans- + sumere to take, from sub- up + emere to take) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at sub-, redeem

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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