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supposition 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌsəpəˈziSHən/,
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suppositions, plural;
  1. An uncertain belief
    • - they were working on the supposition that his death was murder
    • - their outrage was based on supposition and hearsay

  1. guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  2. assumption: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  3. the cognitive process of supposing
  4. (suppose) express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
  5. (suppose) think: expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
  6. (suppose) speculate: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  7. (suppose) presuppose: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
  8. (suppositious) conjectural: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
  9. Supposition theory was a branch of medieval logic that was probably aimed at giving accounts of issues similar to modern accounts of reference, plurality, tense, and modality, from within an Aristotelian context. ...
  10. In music, extended chords are tertian chords (built from thirds) or triads with notes extended, or added, beyond the seventh. Ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords are extended chords. ...
  11. Something that is supposed; an assumption, conjecture or speculation; The act or an instance of supposing
  12. (suppose) To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe; To theorize or hypothesize
  13. (suppose) assume; believe to be true