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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology

 假設 假定

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sume v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assumed p. pr. & vb. n. Assuming.]
 1. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
    Trembling they stand while Jove assumes the throne.   --Pope.
    The god assumed his native form again.   --Pope.
 2. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
    The consequences of assumed principles.   --Whewell.
 3. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
    Ambition assuming the mask of religion.   --Porteus.
    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.   --Shak.
 4. To receive or adopt.
    The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- To arrogate; usurp; appropriate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sumed a.
 1. Supposed.
 2. Pretended; hypocritical; make-believe; as, an assumed character.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: accepted as real or true without proof; "an assumed increase
             in population"; "the assumed reason for his absence";
             "assumptive beliefs"; "his loyalty was taken for
             granted" [syn: assumptive, taken for granted(p)]
      2: taken as your right without justification; "was hearing
         evidence in an assumed capacity"; "Congress's arrogated
         powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states"
         [syn: arrogated]
      3: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed
         cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy";
         "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham
         modesty" [syn: false, fictitious, fictive, pretended,
          put on, sham]