Definition of Supposition. Meaning of Supposition. Synonyms of Supposition

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Definition of Supposition

Supposition
Supposition Sup`po*si"tion, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium, to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning corresponding to suppose. See Sub-, and Position.] 1. The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or considering as true or existing, what is known not to be true, or what is not proved. 2. That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise; opinion or belief without sufficient evidence. This is only an infallibility upon supposition that if a thing be true, it is imposible to be false. --Tillotson. He means are in supposition. --Shak.

Meaning of Supposition from wikipedia

- Supposition theory was a branch of medieval logic that was probably aimed at giving accounts of issues similar to modern accounts of reference, plurality...
- A fact is a thing that is known to be consistent with objective reality and can be proven to be true with evidence. For example, "this sentence contains...
- publication of private letters between them, which might have led to a supposition that the Queen practised such ****ual habits. Alwyn said that there was...
- courts, to appeal to. Contrastingly, Rousseau's conception relies on the supposition that "civil man" is corrupted, while "natural man" has no want he cannot...
- ourselves when we adopt the former alternative, but we must act on the supposition of its being real." The presupposition of God, soul, and freedom was...
- Relevance theory Semantic externalism Semantic holism Structuralism Supposition theory Symbiosism Theological noncognitivism Theory of descriptions (Definite...
- Relevance theory Semantic externalism Semantic holism Structuralism Supposition theory Symbiosism Theological noncognitivism Theory of descriptions (Definite...
- consider the concept to be problematic, since it is based largely on supposition regarding a person's motives, which can be open to radically different...
- was the first philosopher to define the term thesis. "A 'thesis' is a supposition of some eminent philosopher that conflicts with the general opinion....
- derived from archaeological records and other indirect sources, and from suppositions. Much pre-historic religion is subject to continued debate. Despite claims...
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