It is a reasonable supposition that many mothers would welcome the offer of part-time work.

mere, pure (both esp. BrE)

That is mere supposition!


We can make a supposition about how the accident happened.

be based on
confirm, support
be correct, be wrong
be based on sth
on (a/the) supposition

She was charged on the supposition that she had colluded with her husband in the murders.

supposition about

They are making all sorts of suppositions about our possible reaction.

supposition of

a supposition of innocence

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  • supposition — Supposition. s. f. Proposition que l on suppose comme vraye ou comme possible, afin d en tirer ensuite quelque induction. Dans la supposition que vous faites, il faudroit que. il ne faut point faire de supposition de choses qui soient… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Supposition — (lat.), Annahme, Voraussetzung; Unterschiebung, z. B. eines Testaments, eines Kindes etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Supposition — (lat.), Unterschiebung; Voraussetzung, Annahme …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • supposition — I noun assumption, belief, conception, coniectura, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, likelihood, likeliness, opinio, opinion, position, postulate, premise, presumption, probability, speculation, supposal, surmise, suspicion, theorem, theory, thesis… …   Law dictionary

  • supposition — early 15c., a term in logic, from L.L. suppositionem (nom. suppositio) assumption, hypothesis, noun of action from pp. stem of supponere (see SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose)); influenced by Gk. hypothesis …   Etymology dictionary

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