supposition

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Etymology[edit]

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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supposition (plural suppositions)

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

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