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assumption

 [ah-sump´shun]
a statement that is taken for granted or considered true, even though it may not have been scientifically tested.

as·sump·tion

(ă-sŭmp'shŭn),
Belief posited at the outset of an argument as a basis for deduction and inference. Commonly confused with a hypothesis, a conclusion at the end of the argument, or an inference based on empiric data.

assumption

Prejudgment about a person or situation; a premise based on opinion, which may not be supported by facts.

as·sump·tion

(ă-sŭmp'shŭn)
A basic principle that is accepted as being true on the basis of logic or reason but without proof or verification.
[L. adsumptio, fr. assumo, to adopt]