• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Assumpt That which is assumed; an assumption. "The sun of all your assumpts is this."
    • v. t Assumpt To take up; to elevate; to assume.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • assumpt To take up; raise. See assume, v. t., 1.
    • assumpt To assume, as a proposition or premise.
    • assumpt To assume, as a property, attribute, etc.
    • assumpt To take to one's self; put on; assume.
    • n assumpt That which is assumed; an assumption.
    • ***


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.”
  • Scott Mcnealy
    Scott Mcnealy
    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    “I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    “We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. assumptus, p. p. of assumere,. See Assume


In literature:

Anyhow, this seems a more reasonable assumption than the assumption that the particles came together by pure chance.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Our first assumption is perhaps too great.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Malone's first assumption was therefore without foundation.
"The Critics Versus Shakspere" by Francis A. Smith
The idea of a general rate of wages, as it appears in economic theory, rests upon certain broad assumptions.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
He found it possible to answer her, which he did with an assumption of calmness he in no way felt.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
This assumption of a right to control his conduct excited in him a feeling of revolt.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
I have my own opinions for which other people may account by prejudice, assumption, or downright incapacity.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Being near the surface, it is a natural assumption that the waters doing the work were not intensely hot.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Now, in the first place, this apology is built on sheer assumption.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The written solution of tactical situations under various assumptions is a valuable feature of training to this end.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Bode's Law did good service in the quest for a trans-Uranian planet by affording ground for a probable assumption as to its distance.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
We saw that this assumption was too optimistic.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
And this answer is valid, on the assumption that the Lancashire producers desire to consume an equivalent of the goods they produce.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
On what then can we ground such an assumption?
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
This assumption is in harmony with the fact that the sexes are produced in approximately equal numbers.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
I know Steve doesn't accept this fully, but we must use assumptions since we have no facts of consequence.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
These assumptions constitute the provisional hypothesis which I have called Pangenesis.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
But the tacit assumption that all changes of human nature are impracticable is simply a cynical and unproved assertion.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
This was her instinctive assumption.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
This assumption is necessary because gravitation takes no account of mere corporeal bulk, but only of mass or ultimate solidarity.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams

In poetry:

Of a girl doing her laundry in the steerage
Ramifies endlessly.
This is being young,
Assumption of the startled century
"How Distant" by Philip Larkin
With time in tempest everywhere,
To rafts of frail assumption cling
The saintly and the insincere;
Enraged phenonmena bear down
In overwhelming waves to drown
Both sufferer and suffering.
"The Waters" by W H Auden
Beware of ruins; the heart is apt to make
Monstrous assumptions on the unburied past;
Though cleverly restored, the Tudor tower
Is spurious, the facade a fake
Whose new face is a death-mask of the last
Despairing effort before it all went sour.
"Beware of Ruins" by A D Hope

In news:

SISTER ASSUMPTION Escauriaza traveled the world to pursue her mission of spreading the Gospel, but one of her major accomplishments was in the Philadelphia area.
Exploratory well into Assumption Parish sinkhole almost complete.
Officials say they are one step closer to figuring out the cause behind the massive sinkhole that has been plaguing Assumption Parish for over a month.
Assumption Principal John Lesko works with mothers, from left, Chrisy Jones, Beth Swanson and Claire Valente as they look through the list of students signed up for lunch on Wednesday.
"The Assumption Was That, Um, the, the, Ah".
Mary's in Baldwinsville to celebrate Feast of the Assumption with procession through village.
Taylorville Man Killed And Five Other Injured Following An Accident Near Assumption .
The semi was going westbound on County Road 800 North when the vehicles crashed at an intersection without stop signs, about four miles south of Assumption .
Facebook's Big Assumption : Almost Every Product Is Better When It's 'Social'.
Assumption 's Rose Theatre Company will present three shows this upcoming school year: West Side Story (November), the BLOOM Theatre Project (February 2013), and Alice in Wonderland (April 2013).
North Country Welcomes State Assumption of Local Storm Recovery Costs.
Assumption Grade School had 107 student with 90 projects participate in this year's fair.
Brookline's Lee commits to Assumption .
Brookline senior attackman Jason Lee has made a commitment to play men's college lacrosse for Assumption College, ESPNHS lacrosse editor Tom Peace reports.
What is the worst bad business assumption .

In science:

The assumption 4 fol lows from other assumptions, however the proof of this is rather technical and we omit it.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
This example can be generalized to any dimension and the assumption on Xv may be replaced by a weaker moment assumption.
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
From these assumptions Bell deduced a mathematical contradiction, thereby showing that something must be wrong with either the conclusions of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen, or with the no-faster-than-light-influence assumption.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
It is not hard to see that the C 2 -smoothness assumptions, on u, made in the preceding Proposition (even Proposition 2, below) could be relaxed except the proofs would then get rather technical. (2) The assumption cN ≤ 1 in the proof of Proposition 1 is not essential.
Two symmetry problems in potential theory
It is likely that our results can be extended to the case where the assumption that G is adjoint simple is weakened to the assumption that G is semisimple.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
Our analysis is based on the following three assumptions: • Assumption 1.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
The optimality criteria we use are based on the following assumptions (for futher justification of these assumptions see SHM).
On Optimal Detection of Point Sources in CMB Maps
The assumption that we made on the oracle P—namely, that it chooses a random permutation in SN —is not realistic when N is large. A more realistic assumption is that the oracle chooses a pseudorandom element of SN .
Permutation graphs, fast forward permutations, and sampling the cycle structure of a permutation
In particular, the assumption made in section 2 of “total dis persal ” of the depleted-uranium is matched by the assumption that the unburnt tritium is also totally dispersed in the environment.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Throughout this section, the following further assumption is made to ensure that various conditional probabilities can be defined without quibbling about null sets: Regularity assumption.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
One of them relates to Bell’s inequalities as their derivation has been based on one assumption, the impact of which has not been generally recognized; the assumption being hardly acceptable for the common type of polarization EPR experiments.
Quantum mechanics and EPR paradox
In particular there is no assumption of identical distribution of independent entries, and no assumption about the values of their means.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
For comparison, when p0 is the transition probability of the simple random walk, then our assumption (H) is stronger than the assumption (0.9) of , which implies that the RWRE has a ballistic behavior.
Ballistic random walks in random environment at low disorder
In the setting of theorem 2.3, suppose that the symmetry assumption on the walk S is replaced by the assumption that the walk S has mean-zero, nonsymmetric increments of finite variance.
Identifying several biased coins encountered by a hidden random walk
In the setup of 9.3, we now drop the assumption that (a) ΦD (c, F ) is the G0 -orbit of (L, c1 , F1 ) and replace it by the assumption that the multiplicity in 9.4(v) is non-zero.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II