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presupposition, noun, a thing tacitly assumed beforehand at the beginning of a line of argument or course of action : images that challenge presuppositions about feminine handiwork. ? the action or state of presupposing or being presupposed. ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin praesuppositio(n-), from the verb praesupponere (see presuppose ).
presupposition noun the presupposition that all enzymes are proteins presumption, assumption, preconception, supposition, hypothesis, surmise, thesis, theory, premise, belief, postulation.
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