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Meaning of assumption

as•sump•tion

Pronunciation: (u-sump'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. something taken for granted; a supposition: a correct assumption.
  2. the act of taking for granted or supposing.
  3. the act of taking to or upon oneself.
  4. the act of taking possession of something: the assumption of power.
  5. arrogance; presumption.
  6. the taking over of another's debts or obligations.
    1. (often cap.) the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary.
    2. (cap.) a feast commemorating this, celebrated on August 15.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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