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noun assumption pronunciation in American English /əˈsʌmpʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that you consider likely to be true even though no one has told you directly or even though you have no proof
    Your argument is based on a completely false assumption.
    assumption that: There is an assumption that all the people who live around here are rich.
    make an assumption (=make a decision based on poor evidence): People tend to make assumptions about you based on your appearance.
    on the assumption that: The law works on the assumption that it is preferable for children to be with their mother.

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