I noun assumption, belief, conception, coniectura, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, likelihood, likeliness, opinio, opinion, position, postulate, premise, presumption, probability, speculation, supposal, surmise, suspicion, theorem, theory, thesis foreign phrases:
- In Claris non est locus conjecturis. — In matters which are obvious there is no room for conjecture.
II index concept, condition (contingent provision), conjecture, conviction (persuasion), deduction (conclusion), estimate (idea), estimation (calculation), generalization, ground, hypothesis, idea, inference, notion, opinion (belief), perception, postulate, presumption, prognosis, proposition, speculation (conjecture), suspicion (uncertainty), theory, thesis

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  • supposition — [ sypozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370; « soumission » dr. 1291; lat. suppositio, de supponere → supposer I ♦ Action de supposer; ce qu on suppose (I). 1 ♦ Littér. Hypothèse de l esprit. « Un point géométrique est une supposition, une abstraction de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • supposition — Supposition. s. f. Proposition que l on suppose comme vraye ou comme possible, afin d en tirer ensuite quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudroit que. il ne faut point faire de supposition de choses qui soient… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Supposition — Sup po*si tion, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium, to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning corresponding to suppose. See {Sub }, and {Position}.] 1. The act of supposing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppositĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Unterschiebung; 2) Voraussetzung, Vermuthung, Annahme. Daher Supposititĭus, untergeschoben. Supposititĭa, untergeschobene Dinge. Supposititĭi (nämlich gladiatores), solche Fechter, welche an die Stelle der Besiegten, der Ermüdeten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Supposition — (lat.), Annahme, Voraussetzung; Unterschiebung, z. B. eines Testaments, eines Kindes etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Supposition — (lat.), Unterschiebung; Voraussetzung, Annahme …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • supposition — early 15c., a term in logic, from L.L. suppositionem (nom. suppositio) assumption, hypothesis, noun of action from pp. stem of supponere (see SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose)); influenced by Gk. hypothesis …   Etymology dictionary

  • supposition — [n] guess, belief apriorism, assumption, condition, conjecture, doubt, guessing, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, idea, likelihood, notion, opinion, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presumption, presupposition, rough guess*,… …   New thesaurus

  • supposition — ► NOUN ▪ an assumption or hypothesis …   English terms dictionary

  • supposition — [sə pō′zəlsup΄ə zish′ən] n. [OFr < L suppositio < suppositus, pp. of supponere: see SUPPOSE] 1. the act of supposing 2. something supposed; assumption; hypothesis: Also supposal [sə pō′zəl] suppositional adj. suppositionally adv …   English World dictionary

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