An example of a supposition is when scientists are conducting an experiment and they go in with the assumption that all the people in the study will take their medicine.
- the act of supposing
- something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
Origin of suppositionOld French from Classical Latin suppositio from suppositus, past participle of supponere: see suppose
- The act of supposing.
- Something supposed; an assumption.
From Old French, from Latin suppositiÅ, suppositiÅnem (“supposition"), from sub- (“under") + positiÅ, positiÅnem (“position; theme"), from positus (“position"), from the perfect passive participle of pÅnÅ, pÅnere (“put, place").