Doesn't the entry miss the meaning (verb) "make ... a pre-condition", like "innovation's precondition is investment" = "innovation presumes investment".126.96.36.199 12:45, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
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Rfv-sense: "To give some evidence of." The example sentence is Paw prints in the snow presume a visit from next door's cat. This sense isn't in the OED and I don't recognise it. Ƿidsiþ 07:37, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
- The example is a literary trick that I don't know how to name specifically. It's the person viewing the prints who's making the presumption. DAVilla 09:27, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
- Perhaps hypallage, though our definition seems to be only of a subset of the general phenomenon. DCDuring TALK 18:55, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
- Sense removed, quotation kept. - -sche (discuss) 02:35, 18 September 2011 (UTC)