1 a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play" [syn: premise, premiss]
2 a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions" [syn: supposition, supposal]
3 the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts" [syn: laying claim]
4 celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church [syn: Assumption of Mary, August 15]
5 audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery]
6 (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
7 the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
- The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
- The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
- The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
- The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
- The taking of a person up into heaven.
- A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
taking of a person up into heaven
festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven
Assumption may also refer to:
- In logic, more specifically in the context of natural deduction systems, an assumption is made in the expectation that it will be discharged in due course via a separate argument.
- Assumption reinsurance, a form of reinsurance whereby the reinsurer is substituted for the ceding insurer and becomes directly liable for policy claims
- In real property law, an assumption is the mortgage transfer from the seller to the buyer
- In business planning and business plans, an assumption is an assertion about some characteristic of the future that underlies the current operations or plans of an organization
- Assumption (Poker), a fictional type of Poker game variation, using Tarot cards instead of traditional playing cards. It appears as a primary plot point in the novel "Last Call" by Tim Powers. Fans of the author often play Assumption when at conventions or writing workshops
- Entering heaven alive
- Responsibility assumption, a doctrine in the spirituality and personal growth fields holding that each individual has substantial or total responsibility for the events and circumstances that befall them in their life
- Assumption Junior Senior High School, Cold Lake, Alberta
- Assumption High School (Indiana)
- Assumption High School (Davenport, Iowa)
- Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky)
- Assumption High School (Louisiana), Napoleonville, Louisiana
- Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts
- Assumption Secondary School, Burlington, Ontario
- Assumption College Catholic High School, Windsor, Ontario
- Assumption College School, Windsor, Ontario
- Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Assumption High School (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin)
assumption in German: Assumption
assumption in French: Assomption (homonymie)
assumption in Polish: Assumption (ujednoznacznienie)
assumption in Finnish: Oletus
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