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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?"
"Charges brought upon the second Thursday after the Feast of the Assumption, in the year of our Lord thirteen hundred and sixty-six, against brother John, formerly known as Hordle John, or John of Hordle, but now a novice in the holy monastic order of the Cistercians.
"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.
The excellent CCIR discussion in JP 3-0 should be incorporated into the new section and include expanded discussion of KM, the need to link KM, CCIR, and assumptions together, and their management.
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.
Having managed a number of environmental policy economic assessments over the years, I know that the assumptions one makes at the start shape the conclusions reached at the end.
The critical issue is, which is more relevant for investors: a fair value that is based on the entity's specific circumstances and plans, or one based on hypothetical assumptions? We think it is the former.
However, >99.9% of this estimated risk appears to result from incorrect assumptions. Potentially important corrections include the following: 1) not attributing resistance from foreign travel and human ciprofloxacin use to domestic use of enrofloxacin in poultry (this could reduce the estimated risk by [approximately equal to] 1 /3) (2); 2) updating the estimated fraction of human foodborne Campylobacter infections caused by poultry to reflect declines in microbial loads on chicken carcasses since 1992 reduces the estimated risk by a factor of perhaps 1/10 (3) (the cited 90% estimate by Hurd et al.