Definitions of supposal
  1. noun
    a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    synonyms: assumption, supposition
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    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
  2. noun
    the cognitive process of supposing
    synonyms: supposition
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    the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
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    reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
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