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assumption
'assumption' - used as a noun
1. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
2. 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
3. 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
4. a hypothesis that is taken for granted
any society is built upon certain assumptions
5. 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
6. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
7. the act of assuming or taking for granted
your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted
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