assumption

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Assumption is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
assumption

Plural
assumptions

  1. (countable) An assumption is a guess or belief about something without having enough information to know if it is true. In maths or science: something assumed to be true in order to build an argument or calculation.
    You shouldn't make the assumption that guns are only a problem in big cities.
    To calculate the age of a rock we make the assumption that the rate of radioactive decay is constant.

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