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assumption

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1 something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning
  • the widespread assumption that violent entertainment leads to violent behavior in children
  • your argument is faulty because it's based on erroneous assumptions

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2 an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims
  • his air of assumption tended to put people off rather quickly

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The first known use of assumption was in the 13th century

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“Assumption.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assumption. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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