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presumption

noun  us   /prɪˈzʌmp·ʃən/

presumption noun (BELIEF)

[C] a belief that something is true because it is likely, although not certain: There is no scientific evidence to support such presumptions.

presumption noun (RUDENESS)

[U] behavior that is rude or shows that you expect too much: What presumption, to assume that I’d pay for everyone!
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