supposal

Definitions of supposal
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n a hypothesis that is taken for granted

Synonyms:
assumption, supposition
Types:
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conclusion
an intuitive assumption
base, basis, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, groundwork
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
given, precondition, presumption
an assumption that is taken for granted
basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth
an assumption that is basic to an argument
non sequitur
(logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
meat and potatoes
the fundamental part
Type of:
hypothesis, possibility, theory
a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

n the cognitive process of supposing

Synonyms:
supposition
Types:
presupposition
the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
Type of:
conjecture
reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

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