presupposition love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Supposition in advance of experience or knowledge; surmise; conjecture.
  • noun Postulation as of an antecedent condition; hence, that which is postulated as a necessary antecedent condition; a prerequisite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption.
  • noun That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An assumption made beforehand; a preliminary conjecture or speculation.
  • noun The act of presupposing.

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

  • noun the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin presuppositio, from the past participle stem of praesupponere ("to presuppose").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.