1. The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or considering as true or existing, what is known not to be true, or what is not proved.
2. That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise; opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.
This is only an infallibility upon supposition that if a thing be true, it is imposible to be false. --Tillotson.
He means are in supposition. --Shak.
n 1: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
[syn: guess, conjecture, surmise, surmisal, speculation,
2: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is
built upon certain assumptions" [syn: assumption, supposal]
3: the cognitive process of supposing [syn: supposal]