Definition of ASSUMPTION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 play" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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 ;

  • 5. (

    ) (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" ;

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