Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: supposition
IPA transcription: [s,ʌpəz'ɪʃən]
Pronunciations of supposition
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: supposition, supposal
    Meaning: the cognitive process of supposing
  • Synonyms: assumption, supposition, supposal
    Meaning: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  • Synonyms: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
    Meaning: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Usage examples
  • Let us content ourselves with this supposition.
  • By rigid experiments he proved the truth of this supposition.
  • I could not for a moment entertain Dick's supposition of a spirit.
  • The house of supposition, The glimmering frontier That skirts the acres of perhaps, To me shows insecure.
  • On this supposition matter may well be subject to mind; much more, if Jesus be the Son of God, his own body must be subject to his will.
  • "But I never said a word about the Emperor!" said the officer, justifying himself, and unable to understand Rostov's outburst, except on the supposition that he was drunk.
  • "The fact that the supposed deposits were so uniformly described as gelatinous substance forms a presumption in favor of the supposition that they had the origin ascribed to them."
  • That was as completely accounted for from the consideration of his excessive sensibility in matters of honour, as it would have been upon the supposition of the most atrocious guilt.
  • Hence I am led to believe that the females prefer or are most excited by the more brilliant males; for on any other supposition the males would, as far as we can see, be ornamented to no purpose.
  • According, therefore, to this supposition, nothing is preserved in the intellectual part that is not actually understood: wherefore it would not be possible to admit memory in the intellectual part.
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