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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.

References in classic literature ?
Is it possible," he asked, with an overacted assumption of surprise, "that you think I am in earnest?
First, that on the above-mentioned Feast of the Assumption, small beer having been served to the novices in the proportion of one quart to each four, the said brother John did drain the pot at one draught to the detriment of brother Paul, brother Porphyry and brother Ambrose, who could scarce eat their none-meat of salted stock-fish on account of their exceeding dryness,"
He waited so long that I supposed it for the purpose of repudiating the assumption on which my action had been founded; but what he finally said was: "Do you mean now--here?
Raoul, who had begun his address with an assumption of self-possession, finished it by allowing a manifest emotion to escape him at every word.
That power, however, was limited and specific, and did not extend to an operation of this nature and extent; no objection, however, was made to his assumption, and he and M'Tavish soon made a preliminary arrangement, perfectly satisfactory to the latter.
And there are recipes of Assumptions girls' favorite fare (Assumption Tart) as well as some capricious ones (Poison for One's Mother-in-Law).
Sometimes very solid, or at least well-intentioned, scientific reports contain assumptions which, if false, severely weaken the work.
Answers vary, reflecting a central theme with teaching and learning as I see it, especially in higher education: instructional practices reflect the beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions of faculty.
Assumptions that are misunderstood, not validated, and poorly managed will likely lead to havoc.
Here he elaborates on the importance of dispelling organizational and personal assumptions.
In this Coach's Corner we'll focus on the Challenge for Thought component and, specifically, how to help people when they make limiting assumptions that get in their way.