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presupposition

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French présupposition, from Latin praesuppositio, from the past participle stem of praesupponere (to presuppose).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹiː.sʌ.pəˈzɪ.ʃ(ə)n/

NounEdit

presupposition (plural presuppositions)

  1. An assumption made beforehand; a preliminary conjecture or speculation.
    • 2010, Guy Deutscher, Through the Language Glass, Arrow 2011, p. 40:
      He made one cardinal error in his presuppositions about the relation between language and perception, but in this he was far from alone.
  2. The act of presupposing.

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