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assumption

noun 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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assumption of power, responsibility, etc. [U] the act of taking a position of power, responsibility, etc.: The revolutionaries' assumption of power took the army by surprise.
Translations of “assumption”
in Korean 추정, 추측…
in Arabic تَخْمين, ادِّعاء…
in Portuguese pressuposição, suposição…
in Catalan supòsit, suposició…
in Japanese 仮定, 前提, 勝手な推測…
in Italian supposizione, ipotesi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定, 假設, 臆斷…
in Russian предположение…
in Turkish zan, sanı, varsayım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定, 假设, 臆断…
in Polish założenie…
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