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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]
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They have both cognitive-rational (objective meaning) and communicative-rational (normative meaning) components, which intermingle to produce an assumptive world: a "cognitive map of the world out there" (Young 1977, p.
This definitely interferes with the formulation of one's assumptive world and hostile attribution biases.
Administration sacrificed its status and why it insisted to wage an unfair war for unreal reasons and assumptive apologies.
It is somewhat ironic that imagery was largely neglected throughout the reign of dualistic experimental psychology that laid the assumptive foundations of cognitivism, which accepted imagery as a respected visitor.
The idea that government has the power to totally disarm American citizens and remove any individual's ability to defend himself and his property has become so entrenched as to become assumptive.
Often, these traumatic deaths challenge the assumptive order, reminding officers about the dangerous nature of their work and showing that careful actions do not always reduce risks.
Don't be afraid to make assumptive statements like, "Can we start in 10 days?
The long-held assumptive link between genius and mental illness is most often associated with men, while famous women with a mental illness are often placed into the category of the melodramatic woman who cannot be controlled (see also Bell in this issue).
You don't have to be afraid to test script changes, more assumptive appeals, new types of programs and different offers, because the telephone is truly dynamic.
138), but even so Berndt-Ersoz's chronology is compelling, as it is more comprehensive and less assumptive than any other yet presented.
1998, Assumptive worlds, severity of traumatic events, depression and anxiety in traumatized victims, Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 03, 1363B.