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"assumption" in British English

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assumptionnoun

uk   /əˈsʌmp.ʃən/  us   /əˈsʌmp.ʃən/
  • assumption noun (BELIEF)

C1 [C] something that you ​accept as ​true without ​question or ​proof: People ​tend to make assumptions about you when you have a ​disability. These ​calculations are based on the assumption that ​prices will ​continue to ​rise.

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(Definition of assumption from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assumption" in American English

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assumptionnoun

 us   /əˈsʌmp·ʃən/
  • assumption noun (ACCEPTING AS TRUE)

[C] a ​willingness to ​accept something as ​true without ​question or ​proof: [+ that clause] The ​plan was ​based on the assumption that the ​schedule could be ​substantiallyspeeded up by ​adding more ​people.
  • assumption noun (CONTROL)

[U] the ​act of taking ​control or ​claimingauthority: Her assumption of the ​post of ​ambassador was a ​significantdevelopment.
(Definition of assumption from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assumption" in Business English

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assumptionnoun

uk   us   /əˈsʌmʃən/
[S] something that you ​accept as ​true, although you have no ​proof: make an assumption about sb/sth We tend to make assumptions about our staff's ​abilitybased on very little ​evidence.on the assumption that They decided to go ​ahead on the assumption that the ​figures they had been given were ​accurate. These ​calculations are based on the assumption that ​sales will continue to ​rise.
[U] the ​act of taking ​control of something: the assumption of ​power by the army The ​offerincludes $1 ​billion in ​cash and the assumption of $3.5 ​billion in ​debt for TWA's ​aircraftleases.
(Definition of assumption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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