Definitions

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  • adj. Resting on supposition; hypothetical; conjectural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resting on supposition; hypothetical; conjectural; supposed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Based on supposition; supposed; hypothetical; conjectural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

Etymologies

supposition +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In §3 we examine what I call the suppositional theory: that conditional judgements essentially involve suppositions.

    Conditionals

  • Any ideology may take the form of a categorical faith or a suppositional theory; a distinction should perhaps be made, therefore, between Absolute ISMs and Relative ISMs. posted by Hal Duncan | 5: 45 PM

    Arguing With Geeks 9

  • I have an inkling that a narrative dynamics based in modality could be factored up to a narrative logic, an informal logic that I'm sorely tempted to call a "suppositional calculus".

    Modality and Hamlet

  • Just as every model is built from the ruins of those made obsolete (disproven, shown to be not completely relevant) by the specific details of established fact, each becomes in turn a suppositional orthodoxy held to by the conservative.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • An equally viable (and equally suppositional) reading is possible in which the grim desolation is that of some sort of existentialist Hell.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • And the evidence for evolution is not such suppositional as you imply: it is extremely strong, convergent, and compelling.

    Waldo Jaquith - Supermajority of Republicans are creationists.

  • It does not follow, as you seem to assume, that we were selecting the “best” in relation to our suppositional white maleness.

    Good, better, best

  • Since lack of interest is merely a passive expression of our suppositional white maleness, though, that leaves only hostility.

    Good, better, best

  • When order and complexity in and of itself inspires affects of joy, when disorder disturbs us and making sense of it is satisfying, it's no surprise these tastes develop into principles, into an aesthetic where what we care about most is those systems of ordering the world with the modalities of must and must not, should and should not, could and could not, the informal logic of a suppositional calculus.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The lack of any mention of murder in relation to Sodom makes your reading highly suppositional.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

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