Part of speech: noun

The act of supposing; something supposed; a conjecture.

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Usage examples "supposition":

  1. But such a supposition is only a compliment to the skill of the composer. - "Bunyan", James Anthony Froude.
  2. I beg your pardon; the trees that that rod was made from were made for us all, and if you, or any one for you, have thought proper to make it into a rod, it is no more my fault than it is that I have been feeding the fish with the supposition that they were my own. - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  3. The first search was made, seemingly, upon the supposition that all Groveland was above suspicion, and that search failed. - "Out of a Labyrinth", Lawrence L. Lynch.