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assumption

Pronunciation: /əˈsʌmpʃən/

Translation of assumption in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (supposition) the assumption was that everyone would be there se suponía que todo el mundo iba a estar allí I assumed that you would agree — that was a big assumption to make! supuse que ibas a estar de acuerdo — ¡supusiste demasiado! her assumption that they were French was wrong se equivocó al suponer que eran franceses his reasoning is based on the assumption that … su razonamiento se basa en el supuesto or la suposición de que … she agreed on the assumption that … accedió suponiendo que …
    Example sentences
    • Unless all of these assumptions are true, mass surveillance would be of very little help.
    • These rules are complicated and couples in divorce proceedings should make no assumptions.
    • Perhaps you should question your own assumptions about that before you go poking about in mine.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [formal] 2.1 (of duties, leadership, responsibility) asunción (feminine) assumption of office toma (feminine) de posesión del cargo 2.2 (of title, right) asunción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The judiciary was badly split by the military's May 29 assumption of executive power.
    • Others welcomed Hitler's assumption of power, seeing in it a chance to advance their own careers.
    • There are a number of references in the speeches in this case to voluntary assumption of responsibility.
  • 3 [Religion/Religión] the Assumption la Asunción
    Example sentences
    • His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • The Virgin birth, the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Resurrection of Jesus, the survival of our own souls after death: these are all claims of a clearly scientific nature.
    • Pope Pius XII infallibly proclaimed the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 1 November 1950.

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