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verb [transitive] formal British English pronunciation: presuppose /ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz/ 
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present tense
present participlepresupposing
past tensepresupposed
past participlepresupposed
  1. if one thing presupposes another, it cannot exist or happen unless the other thing is also true

    Their spending plans presuppose continued economic growth.

    presuppose that:

    Giving special attention to the weaker students presupposes that the others are willing to work without much support.

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 British English pronunciation: presupposition /ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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