Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Based on supposition; supposed; hypothetical; conjectural.

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

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

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  • adjective Resting on supposition; hypothetical; conjectural.

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

  • adjective based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

Etymologies

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supposition +‎ -al

Examples

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

    Conditionals

  • 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

  • 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".

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • 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

  • 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

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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.

    On Faith

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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

  • 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.

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