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presumption

  

      n  
1    the act of presuming  
2    bold or insolent behaviour or manners  
3    a belief or assumption based on reasonable evidence  
4    a ground or basis on which to presume  
5      (Law)   an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved, admitted, or judicially noticed  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin praesumptio a using in advance, anticipation, from praesumere to take beforehand; see presume)  
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presumption

  
1    assurance, audacity, boldness, brass     (informal)   brass neck     (Brit. informal)   cheek     (informal)   chutzpah     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   effrontery, forwardness, front, gall     (informal)   impudence, insolence, neck     (informal)   nerve     (informal)   presumptuousness, sassiness     (U.S. informal)   temerity  
2    anticipation, assumption, belief, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, opinion, premiss, presupposition, supposition, surmise  
3    basis, chance, grounds, likelihood, plausibility, probability, reason  

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presumption n.
something that you think is true because it is very likely
I have the presumption that my holiday is going to be great because I am planning to go back to Japan.

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