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verb [transitive] formal     presuppose pronunciation in British English
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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
    presuppose that:

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

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