Supposition meaning

sŭpə-zĭshən
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The act of supposing.
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The definition of a supposition is an assumption.

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.

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The act or an instance of supposing.
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Something supposed; an assumption.
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The act of supposing.
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Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis.
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Something that is supposed; an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture.
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Origin of supposition

  • From Old French, from Latin suppositiō, suppositiōnem (“supposition"), from sub- (“under") + positiō, positiōnem (“position; theme"), from positus (“position"), from the perfect passive participle of pōnō, pōnere (“put, place").

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