supposition

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English supposicioun, from Anglo-Norman supposicion, from Latin suppositiō, suppositiōnem (supposition), from sub- (under) + positiō, positiōnem (position; theme), from positus (position), from the perfect passive participle of pōnō, pōnere (put, place).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃən/

NounEdit

supposition (countable and uncountable, plural suppositions)

  1. Something that is supposed; an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture.
  2. The act or an instance of supposing.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From supposer +‎ -ition.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sy.po.zi.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

supposition f (plural suppositions)

  1. supposition

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