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assumption

Logic a statement that is used as the premise of a particular argument but may not be otherwise accepted

Assumption

Christianity
1. the taking up of the Virgin Mary (body and soul) into heaven when her earthly life was ended
2. the feast commemorating this, celebrated by Roman Catholics on Aug. 15

Assumption

 

(also, Dormition of the Virgin; Russian, uspen’e), a feast of the Orthodox Church in memory of the reputed death of the Virgin Mary, observed on August 15 (28). Ancient pagan rites of the slavs connected with the completion of the grain harvest in August were later absorbed into the Orthodox feast in Russia.

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This alphabet book of Assumption traditions, customs, history, events, people, personages and more is the brainchild of Lui de Vera (Class of 1967).
In addition, the consequence of the unconscious assumption is opinion and action, which may not surface toward consciousness, unless someone questions the validity of the opinion held by the arguing faculty member.
He was 60 and had worked in the college's athletics department since graduating from Assumption College in 1972.
As we develop the doctrine to support more effective assumption management, we must update the corresponding knowledge management (KM) doctrine and capabilities.
While one assumption may be based on years of experience and data, that does not mean that an alternative idea is completely wrong.
A speculative assumption is a subjective interpretation about the meaning of something based on what other people have said or done.
In response: Cox's letter (1) contains a number of false assumptions, errors, misleading assertions, and misquotations.
5 percent assumption in the years to come, the taxpayer contribution still will rise from $323 million annually to $339 million in 2009.
Starting at a point we'll call time period zero, the assumption of either upward or downward movements over a number of successive periods creates a distribution of possible stock prices.
Because practitioners are required to advise a client about the significance of conclusions reached, the assumption in Section 10.
First, the assumption of normality for the distribution of the errors appeared to be maintained when examining the standardized residual plot [Figure 2].