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English definition of “presumption”

presumption

noun     /prɪˈzʌmpʃən/
BELIEF [C] the belief that something is true without any proof: [+ (that)] I object to the presumption that young people are only interested in pop music.PhilosophyGuesses and assumptions
BEHAVIOUR [U] behaviour that is rude and does not show respectRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of presumption noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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