supposition

  • 1 supposition — [ sypozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370; « soumission » dr. 1291; lat. suppositio, de supponere → supposer I ♦ Action de supposer; ce qu on suppose (I). 1 ♦ Littér. Hypothèse de l esprit. « Un point géométrique est une supposition, une abstraction de l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 supposition — Supposition. s. f. Proposition que l on suppose comme vraye ou comme possible, afin d en tirer ensuite quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudroit que. il ne faut point faire de supposition de choses qui soient… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Supposition — Sup po*si tion, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium, to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning corresponding to suppose. See {Sub }, and {Position}.] 1. The act of supposing,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Suppositĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Unterschiebung; 2) Voraussetzung, Vermuthung, Annahme. Daher Supposititĭus, untergeschoben. Supposititĭa, untergeschobene Dinge. Supposititĭi (nämlich gladiatores), solche Fechter, welche an die Stelle der Besiegten, der Ermüdeten… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Supposition — (lat.), Annahme, Voraussetzung; Unterschiebung, z. B. eines Testaments, eines Kindes etc …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Supposition — (lat.), Unterschiebung; Voraussetzung, Annahme …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 supposition — I noun assumption, belief, conception, coniectura, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, likelihood, likeliness, opinio, opinion, position, postulate, premise, presumption, probability, speculation, supposal, surmise, suspicion, theorem, theory, thesis… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 supposition — early 15c., a term in logic, from L.L. suppositionem (nom. suppositio) assumption, hypothesis, noun of action from pp. stem of supponere (see SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose)); influenced by Gk. hypothesis …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 supposition — [n] guess, belief apriorism, assumption, condition, conjecture, doubt, guessing, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, idea, likelihood, notion, opinion, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presumption, presupposition, rough guess*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 supposition — ► NOUN ▪ an assumption or hypothesis …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 supposition — [sə pō′zəlsup΄ə zish′ən] n. [OFr < L suppositio < suppositus, pp. of supponere: see SUPPOSE] 1. the act of supposing 2. something supposed; assumption; hypothesis: Also supposal [sə pō′zəl] suppositional adj. suppositionally adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 supposition — (su pô zi sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de supposer. 2°   Proposition que l on suppose comme vraie ou comme possible, afin d en tirer quelque conséquence. •   Il faut vivre autrement dans le monde selon ces diverses… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 Supposition — Als Supposition bezeichnet man in der Logik der Scholastik verschiedene Arten, in denen ein Terminus für etwas stehen bzw. etwas bezeichnen kann. Eine Darlegung dieser verschiedenen Arten bezeichnet man auch als Suppositionstheorie. Eine… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 SUPPOSITION — s. f. Proposition que l on suppose comme vraie ou comme possible, afin d en tirer quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudrait que... Il ne faut point faire de suppositions de choses qui soient contradictoires. Cette… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 SUPPOSITION — n. f. Proposition que l’on suppose comme vraie ou comme possible, afin d’en tirer quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudrait qu’il ne m’eût pas dit la vérité. Cette supposition est inadmissible. Dans la supposition qu’il… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 Supposition — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Supposition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 supposition supposition assumption assumed position postulation condition presupposition hypothesis postulate postulatum theory Sgm: N 1 thesis thesis th …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 supposition — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ reasonable ▪ It is a reasonable supposition that many mothers would welcome the offer of part time work. ▪ mere, pure (both esp. BrE) ▪ That is mere supposition! …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 supposition — n. 1) to make a supposition 2) a supposition that (I reject the supposition that she stole the money) 3) on (a) supposition (to condemn smb. on mere supposition) * * * [ˌsʌpə zɪʃ(ə)n] to make a supposition a supposition that (I reject the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 supposition — [[t]sʌpəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] suppositions 1) N COUNT: oft N that A supposition is an idea or statement which someone believes or assumes to be true, although they may have no evidence for it. [FORMAL] There s a popular supposition that we re publicly… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 supposition — sup|po|si|tion [ˌsʌpəˈzıʃən] n [U and C] something that you think is true, even though you are not certain and cannot prove it ▪ His version of events is pure supposition . supposition (that) ▪ The police are acting on the supposition that she… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English