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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

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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