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supposition

 
Noun supposition has 3 senses
  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    --1 is a kind of opinion, view
    --1 has particulars: divination
    Derived form: verb suppose1
  2. assumption, supposition, supposal - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
    --2 is a kind of hypothesis, possibility, theory
    --2 has particulars:
     conclusion; basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone; given, presumption, precondition; basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth
  3. supposition, supposal - the cognitive process of supposing
    --3 is a kind of conjecture
    --3 has particulars: presupposition
    Derived forms: verb suppose3, verb suppose2
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