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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  He  means  are  in  supposition.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  message  expressing  an  opinion  based  on  incomplete  evidence 
  [syn:  {guess},  {conjecture},  {surmise},  {speculation},  {hypothesis}] 
  2:  a  hypothesis  that  is  taken  for  granted;  "any  society  is 
  built  upon  certain  assumptions"  [syn:  {assumption}] 
  3:  the  cognitive  process  of  supposing  [syn:  {supposal}] 

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