# supposition

**I****(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)****Assumption***Nouns***1.**supposition, assumption, postulation, condition (see qualification); presupposition, hypothesis, postulate, theory, data; proposition, position; thesis, theorem; proposal; conceit; conjecture, cast; guess[work], rough guess, shot [in the dark]; surmise, suspicion, inkling, notion, suggestion, association of ideas; presumption (see belief); divination, speculation.*Informal*, hunch. See reasoning.**2.**theorist, theoretician, hypothesist, speculator, conjecturer.*Verbs***1.**suppose, conjecture, gather, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presuppose; assume, beg the question, fancy, take it; give a guess, speculate, believe, daresay, take it into one's head, take for granted.**2.**put forth, propound, propose; start, put*or*give a case, move, make a motion; hazard a suggestion*or*conjecture; put forward a suggestion; submit; allude to, suggest, hint, put it into one's head.*Adjectives*— supposing, supposed, given, postulatory; assumed, suppositive, supposititious; speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, theoretical, supposable, presumptive, putative, academic, gratuitous; impractical; suggestive.*Adverbs*— supposedly, theoretically, on paper, seemingly, if, if so be; on the supposition of, in case of, in the event of; quasi, as if, provided; perhaps; for all one knows; for the sake of argument.*Quotations*— How seldom is it that theories stand the wear and tear of practice!*(Anthony Trollope)*, The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact*(Aldous Huxley)*, All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of actual life springs ever green (Goethe).**II****(Roget's IV)**__n.__**1.**[A guess]**2.**[A theory]**III****(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)**__n.__assumption, hypothesis, presumption, thought, guess, suspicion, theory, belief, conjecture, postulate.**IV****(Roget's Thesaurus II)**__noun__**1.**A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing: conjecture, guess, guesswork, speculation, surmise.*See*OPINION.**2.**Something taken to be true without proof: assumption, postulate, postulation, premise, presupposition, theory, thesis.*See*REASON.

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**supposition**— [ sypozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370; « soumission » dr. 1291; lat. suppositio, de supponere → supposer I ♦ Action de supposer; ce qu on suppose (I). 1 ♦ Littér. Hypothèse de l esprit. « Un point géométrique est une supposition, une abstraction de l… … Encyclopédie Universelle**supposition**— Supposition. s. f. Proposition que l on suppose comme vraye ou comme possible, afin d en tirer ensuite quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudroit que. il ne faut point faire de supposition de choses qui soient… … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française**Supposition**— Sup po*si tion, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium, to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning corresponding to suppose. See {Sub }, and {Position}.] 1. The act of supposing,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Suppositĭon**— (v. lat.), 1) Unterschiebung; 2) Voraussetzung, Vermuthung, Annahme. Daher Supposititĭus, untergeschoben. Supposititĭa, untergeschobene Dinge. Supposititĭi (nämlich gladiatores), solche Fechter, welche an die Stelle der Besiegten, der Ermüdeten… … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon**Supposition**— (lat.), Annahme, Voraussetzung; Unterschiebung, z. B. eines Testaments, eines Kindes etc … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon**Supposition**— (lat.), Unterschiebung; Voraussetzung, Annahme … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon**supposition**— I noun assumption, belief, conception, coniectura, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, likelihood, likeliness, opinio, opinion, position, postulate, premise, presumption, probability, speculation, supposal, surmise, suspicion, theorem, theory, thesis… … Law dictionary**supposition**— early 15c., a term in logic, from L.L. suppositionem (nom. suppositio) assumption, hypothesis, noun of action from pp. stem of supponere (see SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose)); influenced by Gk. hypothesis … Etymology dictionary**supposition**— [n] guess, belief apriorism, assumption, condition, conjecture, doubt, guessing, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, idea, likelihood, notion, opinion, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presumption, presupposition, rough guess*,… … New thesaurus**supposition**— ► NOUN ▪ an assumption or hypothesis … English terms dictionary**supposition**— [sə pō′zəlsup΄ə zish′ən] n. [OFr < L suppositio < suppositus, pp. of supponere: see SUPPOSE] 1. the act of supposing 2. something supposed; assumption; hypothesis: Also supposal [sə pō′zəl] suppositional adj. suppositionally adv … English World dictionary