Noun assumption has 7 senses
  1. premise, premiss, assumption - a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
    --1 is a kind of postulate, posit
    --1 has particulars:
     major premise, major premiss; minor premise, minor premiss, subsumption; thesis; condition, precondition, stipulation; scenario
    Derived form: verb assume1
  2. assumption, supposition, supposal - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
    --2 is a kind of hypothesis, possibility, theory
    --2 has particulars:
     conclusion; basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone; given, presumption, precondition; basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth
    Derived form: verb assume1
  3. assumption, laying claim - the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
    --3 is a kind of acquisition
    Derived forms: verb assume2, verb assume4, verb assume6
  4. Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15 - celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church
    --4 is a kind of holy day of obligation
    --4 is a part of August, Aug
  5. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption - audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
    --5 is a kind of audacity, audaciousness
    --5 has particulars: uppityness, uppishness
  6. Assumption - (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
    --6 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb assume8
  7. assumption - the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
    --7 is a kind of
    act, human action, human activity
    --7 has particulars: position
    Derived form: verb assume1