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"assumption" in British English

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assumptionnoun

uk   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)
Translations of “assumption”
in Arabic تَخْمين, ادِّعاء…
in Korean 추정, 추측…
in Portuguese pressuposição, suposição…
in Catalan supòsit, suposició…
in Japanese 仮定, 前提, 勝手な推測…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定, 假设, 臆断…
in Turkish zan, sanı, varsayım…
in Russian предположение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定, 假設, 臆斷…
in Italian supposizione, ipotesi…
in Polish założenie…
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