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The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

assumption n 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" [syn: {premise}, {premiss}] 2: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions" [syn: {supposition}, {supposal}] 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" [syn: {laying claim}] 4: celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church [syn: {Assumption of Mary}, {August 15}] 5: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: {presumption}, {presumptuousness}, {effrontery}] 6: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended 7: the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

281 Moby Thesaurus words for "assumption": a priori principle, about-face, acceptance, accession, acquisition, admission, admittance, adoption, affirmation, alchemy, allegory, allusion, anointing, anointment, apotheosis, appointment, appropriation, apriorism, arcane meaning, arrogation, ascension, ascent, aspiration, assertion, assignment, assimilation, assumed position, assumption, assurance, assured faith, attitude, authorization, axiom, basis, beatification, becoming, borrowed plumes, canonization, categorical proposition, change, change-over, cheerful expectation, climate of opinion, colonization, coloration, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, confidence, conjecture, connotation, conquest, consecration, consensus gentium, consideration, conversion, conviction, copying, coronation, data, deification, delegation, dependence, deputation, derivation, deriving, desire, doomed hope, election, elevation, empowerment, encroachment, enshrinement, enslavement, entailment, erection, escalation, estimate, estimation, ethos, exaltation, expectation, eye, fair prospect, faith, familiarity, feeling, fervent hope, first principles, flip-flop, foundation, fundamental, gathering, general belief, getting, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, ground, growth, guess, guesswork, height, high hopes, hint, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, idea, imitation, implication, implied meaning, import, imposition, impression, indent, inference, infringement, innuendo, insolence, intimation, invasion, involvement, ironic suggestion, judgment, lapse, law, lawlessness, legitimate succession, lemma, liberties, liberty abused, license, licentiousness, lifting, lights, major premise, meaning, metaphorical sense, mind, minor premise, mocking, mystique, naturalization, notion, nuance, observation, occult meaning, occupation, opinion, overtone, overweening, overweeningness, passage, pasticcio, pastiche, personal judgment, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, pirating, plagiarism, plagiary, playing God, point of view, popular belief, posit, position, postulate, postulation, postulatum, posture, prayerful hope, preemption, premise, preoccupation, prepossession, presumption, presumptuousness, presupposal, presupposition, prevailing belief, principle, progress, promise, proposition, propositional function, prospect, prospects, public belief, public opinion, raising, re-formation, reaction, rearing, receipt, receival, receiving, reception, reconversion, reduction, reliance, requisition, resolution, resurrection, reversal, sanguine expectation, security, seizure, sentiment, set of postulates, shift, sight, simulation, stance, statement, subjugation, subsense, subsidiary sense, subsumption, succession, suggestion, sumption, supposal, supposing, supposition, surmise, sursum corda, switch, switch-over, symbolism, takeover, taking, taking over, the Ascension, the Assumption, theorem, theory, thesis, thinking, thought, tinge, touch, transformation, transit, transition, translation, trespass, trespassing, trust, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, turning into, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, undue liberty, upbuoying, upcast, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust, usurpation, view, volte-face, way of thinking, well-grounded hope, working hypothesis

Assumption \As*sump"tion\ (?; 215), n. [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See {Assume}.] 1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting. [1913 Webster] The assumption of authority. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim. [1913 Webster] This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body. --Thodey. [1913 Webster] That calm assumption of the virtues. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] 3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition. [1913 Webster] Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism. [1913 Webster] 5. The taking of a person up into heaven. Hence: (Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches) A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven. [1913 Webster]

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In philosophy and logic, the term proposition refers to either (a) the "content" or"meaning" of a meaningful declarative sentence or (b) the pattern of symbols, marks, or sounds that make up a meaningful declarative sentence.

proposition n 1: (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false 2: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse" [syn: {suggestion}, {proffer}] 3: an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors) 4: the act of making a proposal; "they listened to her proposal" [syn: {proposal}] 5: a task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition" v : suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "proposition": a priori principle, a priori truth, accost, advance, affair, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, announcement, annunciation, approach, apriorism, assertion, asseveration, assumed position, assumption, attempt, averment, avouchment, avowal, axiom, basis, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, brocard, business, categorical proposition, commend to attention, commitment, conclusion, conjecture, contract, creed, data, deal, declaration, dictate, dictum, effort, engagement, enterprise, enunciation, first principles, formula, foundation, game plan, golden rule, ground, guesswork, hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, importune, improper suggestion, indecent proposal, inference, instance, introduce, invitation, ipse dixit, launch, law, lay before, lemma, major premise, make a motion, make a pass, make advances, make an overture, manifesto, minor premise, moot, motion, move, obligation, offer a resolution, open up, operation, overture, pass, philosopheme, philosophical proposition, plan, pose, position, position paper, positive declaration, postulate, postulation, postulatum, predicate, predication, prefer, premise, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, principium, principle, proclamation, profession, proffer, program, project, projection, pronouncement, proposal, propose, propositional function, propound, prospectus, protest, protestation, put, put forth, put forward, put it to, recommend, request, resolution, rule, say, say-so, saying, scenario, self-evident truth, set before, set forth, set of postulates, settled principle, sexual advance, solicit, stance, stand, start, statement, submit, suggest, suggestion, sumption, supposal, supposing, supposition, surmise, task, theorem, thesis, throw a pass, truism, truth, truth table, truth-function, truth-value, undertaking, universal truth, utterance, venture, vouch, word, work, working hypothesis

Proposition \Prop`o*si"tion\, n. [L. propositio: cf. F. proposition. See {Propound}.] 1. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering. ``Oblations for the altar of proposition.'' --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted. [1913 Webster] 3. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss. [1913 Webster] Some persons . . . change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 4. (Gram. & Logic) A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white. [1913 Webster] 5. (Math.) A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed. [1913 Webster] Note: It is called a theorem when it is something to be proved, and a problem when it is something to be done. [1913 Webster] 6. (Rhet.) That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration. [1913 Webster] 7. (Poetry) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it. [1913 Webster] {Leaves of proposition} (Jewish Antiq.), the showbread. --Wyclif (Luke vi. 4). [1913 Webster] Syn: Proposal; offer; statement; declaration. Usage: {Proposition}, {Proposal}. These words are both from the Latin verb proponere, to set forth, and as here compared they mark different forms or stages of a negotiation. A proposition is something presented for discussion or consideration; as, propositions of peace. A proposal is some definite thing offered by one party to be accepted or rejected by the other. If the proposition is favorably received, it is usually followed by proposals which complete the arrangement. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • assumption: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • assumption: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • assumption: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • assumption: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
  • proposition: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • proposition: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • proposition: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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