1. [ noun ] (logic) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Synonyms: premise premiss

"on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"

Related terms: postulate condition thesis major_premise scenario minor_premise assume
2. [ noun ] a hypothesis that is taken for granted
Synonyms: supposal supposition

"any society is built upon certain assumptions"

Related terms: hypothesis basis conclusion given basic_assumption suppose
3. [ noun ] the act of taking possession of or power over something
Synonyms: laying_claim

"his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba" "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934" "he acquired the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of its debts"

Related terms: acquisition assume
4. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic) 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: August_15 Assumption_of_Mary
Related terms: holy_day_of_obligation August
5. [ noun ] the act of assuming or taking for granted

"your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

Related terms: act position assume
6. [ noun ] (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
Related terms: miracle Christianity
7. [ noun ] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
Synonyms: presumptuousness effrontery presumption

"he despised them for their presumptuousness"

Related terms: audacity uppityness presume
Similar spelling:   assumptive