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supposition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuppositionsup‧po‧si‧tion /ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]  THINK SO/NOT BE SUREsomething that you think is true, even though you are not certain and cannot prove it His version of events is pure supposition.supposition (that) The police are acting on the supposition that she took the money.
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suppositionThe only other things she had were guesses and suppositions.My supposition is not without basis.The report will be based on fact, not supposition.Our literary canons have largely been constructed on such Renaissance suppositions.When Agenda 2000 comes into place, the supposition is that the set-aside rate should fall to zero.So long as these suppositions were taken seriously, they were not only reassuring, but frequently effective.Although research has modified this supposition, it is none the less true that males are generally seducers and females the seduced.Eichenbaum and Orbach share this supposition.supposition (that)All his reservations were based on intuition, supposition.My business interests are declared, but, contrary to some popular media suppositions, I am not connected with the Lonrho organisation.Our literary canons have largely been constructed on such Renaissance suppositions.Police are acting on the supposition that she took the money.Take the doctrine as you will, the supposition of such a cause is both useless and contradictory.These suppositions are rejected because there is little evidence to support them.Although research has modified this supposition, it is none the less true that males are generally seducers and females the seduced.Eichenbaum and Orbach share this supposition.
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