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American English: /əˈsəm(p)ʃ(ə)n/
British English: /əˈsʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n/

Translation of assumption in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (supposition) See examples: 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 [formal] 2.1 (of duties, leadership, responsibility) assumption of office
    toma (feminine) de posesión del cargo
    2.2 (of title, right)
    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)the Assumption
    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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