from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of taking or assuming.
- noun The major premise of a syllogism, or modus ponens (which see, under
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- noun obsolete A taking.
- noun (Logic) The major premise of a syllogism.
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- noun rare a
- noun obsolete The major
premiseof a syllogism.
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Behind this false as sumption was my complete misunderstanding of both God and the meaning of total commitment.
For the first time someone had made the correct as - sumption about Stefan's model.
Everyone else would be operating under the as - sumption that Kylen Elessedil and the Elven High Council fully supported the expedition and anticipated its safe and successful return.
SPVs are a form of financial engineering-based on the as - sumption of rising share prices-and use a ring-fenced mechanism whereby a lender takes downside risks when things go wrong.
Measles increases the con-sumption of vitamin A and often precipitates xerophthalmia.
In the West, the theology of dispersal to which we have alluded, and the corresponding popular as - sumption that the pre-Babel lingua Adamica was
The underlying as - sumption is that names were consciously invented by an original name-giver, who may well have had more than one reason for a certain choice.
Their whole argument, however, indicates an implicit as - sumption, similar to Plato's, that language was invented by rational men.
This whole conception is based frankly on the as - sumption that armed by the insights of Marxist-Lenin - ism, the Communist Party knows better what the true interests of the working class are than the workers know themselves; that it cannot give the workers their head but must, if necessary, restrain or compel them for their own good.
The tendency to im - mobilize poetry was strengthened by a customary as - sumption in Greek literature (found also in Sanskrit poetry and the Vedas): the first known of its poets is also the greatest.