see also: Assumption
  • IPA: /əˈsʌmp.ʃən/


  1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon oneself; the act of taking up or adopting.
    His assumption of secretarial duties was timely.
  2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.
    Their assumption of his guilt disqualified them from jury duty.
  3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
  4. (logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
  5. The taking of a person up into heaven.
  6. A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven, celebrated on 15 August.
  7. (rhetoric) Assumptio.
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Proper noun
  1. The Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into heaven, a Catholic dogma.
  2. A Catholic holy day of obligation (August 15) celebrating the Assumption of Mary.

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