Assumption

Pronunciation: /əˈsʌmp ʃən/ ?

An assumption is a statement that is taken to be true without proof.[1] The difference between an axiom and an assumption is that the assumption does not introduce new ideas. An assumption only organizes existing ideas.

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  1. assumption. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=assumption&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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2010-01-04: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-06-25: Added More Information (McAdams, David.)
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