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

 as·sump·tion /əˈsʌm(p)ʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sump·tion n.
 1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
    The assumption of authority.   --Whewell.
 2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
    This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body.   --Thodey.
    That calm assumption of the virtues.   --W. Black.
 3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
    Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong.   --Dryden.
 4. Logic The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
 5. The taking of a person up into heaven. Hence: Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a
           conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has
           been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
           [syn: premise, premiss]
      2: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is
         built upon certain assumptions" [syn: supposition, supposal]
      3: the act of taking possession of or power over something;
         "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in
         Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he
         acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars
         and the assumption of the company's debts" [syn: laying
      4: celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin
         Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life
         ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern
         Orthodox church [syn: Assumption of Mary, August 15]
      5: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right
         to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: presumption,
          presumptuousness, effrontery]
      6: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the
         Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
      7: the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption
         that I would agree was unwarranted"