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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: premise, premiss

  2. [noun] a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
    Synonyms: supposition, supposal

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: laying claim

  4. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15

  5. [noun] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
    Synonyms: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery

  6. [noun] (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
    Synonyms: Assumption

  7. [noun] the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"


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