supposition Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “supposition” in the English Dictionary

"supposition" in British English

See all translations

suppositionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌsʌp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/
the ​fact of ​believing something is ​true without any ​proof or something that you ​believe to be ​true without any ​proof: That ​article was ​based on ​pure supposition.
(Definition of supposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supposition" in American English

See all translations

suppositionnoun [C]

 us   /ˌsʌp·əˈzɪʃ·ən/ fml
an ​idea that something may be ​true, ​although it is not ​certain: [+ that clause] The ​investment was ​based on the supposition that there was ​adequatedemand for a new ​modernofficebuilding.
(Definition of supposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supposition”
in Arabic افتِراض…
in Korean 추정…
in Portuguese suposição…
in Catalan suposició…
in Japanese 仮定, 想定, 仮説…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猜测,推测,假定…
in Turkish varsayım, faraziye…
in Russian предположение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猜測,推測,假定…
in Italian supposizione…
in Polish przypuszczenie…
What is the pronunciation of supposition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More