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Definition of Assumptions

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supposition, hypothesis; seizure, act of taking
Assumptions Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
(synonym) premise, premiss
(hypernym) postulate, posit
(hyponym) major premise, major premiss
(derivation) assume, presume, take for granted
2. a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
(synonym) supposition, supposal
(hypernym) hypothesis, possibility, theory
(hyponym) conclusion
(derivation) assume, presume, take for granted
3. the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
(synonym) laying claim
(hypernym) acquisition
(derivation) assume, adopt, take on, take over
4. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
(synonym) presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery
(hypernym) audacity, audaciousness
(hyponym) uppityness, uppishness
5. the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
(hypernym) act, human action, human activity
(hyponym) position
(derivation) assume, presume, take for granted
Assumptions Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
major prediction about future trends; identified in the planning process when discussing strategies (see constraints).
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Assumptions Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Quotations
The psychological context of dream-contents consists in the web of associations in which the dream is naturally embedded. Theoretically we can never know anything in advance about this web, but in practice it is sometimes possible, granted long enough experience. Even so, careful analysis will never rely too much on technical rules; the danger of deception and suggestion is too great. In the analysis of isolated dreams above all, this kind of knowing in advance and making assumptions on the grounds of practical expectation or general probability is positively wrong. It should therefore be an absolute rule to assume that every dream, and every part of a dream, is unknown at the outset, and to attempt an interpretation only after carefully taking up the context. We can then apply the meaning we have thus discovered to the text of the dream itself and see whether this yields a fluent reading, or rather whether a satisfying meaning emerges.
Assumptions Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
In the context of PRAs, assumptions are those parts of the mathematical models that the analyst expects will hold true for the range of solutions used for making decisions. Without assumptions, even the most powerful computers may not be able to provide useful solutions for the models.
A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Common Concepts in Statistics
Certain conditions of the data required to be met for validity of the statistical test. ANOVA generally assumes, normal distribution of the data within each treatment group, homogeneity of the variances in the treatment groups, and independence of the observations. In regression analysis, main assumptions are the normal distribution, constant variance and independence of error terms.
Assumptions Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Assumption may refer to:
  • Assumption of Mary, a religious account of the taking up of Mary into heaven
  • Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal pseudepigraphical work of uncertain date and authorship

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