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 for supposition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Supposition \Sup`po*si"tion\, n. [F. supposition, L. suppositio
     a placing under, a substitution, fr. supponere, suppositium,
     to put under, to substitute. The word has the meaning
     corresponding to suppose. See Sub-, and Position.]
     1. The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or
        considering as true or existing, what is known not to be
        true, or what is not proved.
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     2. That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise;
        opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.
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              This is only an infallibility upon supposition that
              if a thing be true, it is imposible to be false.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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              He means are in supposition.          --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  supposition
      n 1: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete
           evidence [syn: guess, conjecture, supposition,
           surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis]
      2: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built
         upon certain assumptions" [syn: assumption, supposition,
         supposal]
      3: the cognitive process of supposing [syn: supposition,
         supposal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "supposition":
     allegory, allusion, apprehension, apriorism, arcane meaning,
     assumption, axiom, belief, coloration, conceit, concept,
     conception, conjecture, connotation, fancy, guesswork, hint,
     hypothesis, idea, image, imago, implication, implied meaning,
     import, impression, inference, innuendo, intellectual object,
     intimation, ironic suggestion, meaning, memory-trace, mental image,
     mental impression, metaphorical sense, notion, nuance, observation,
     occult meaning, opinion, overtone, perception, perhaps, posit,
     postulate, postulation, postulatum, premise, presumption,
     presupposal, presupposition, proposal, proposition, recept,
     reflection, representation, sentiment, set of postulates,
     speculation, subsense, subsidiary sense, suggestion, supposal,
     suppose, supposing, surmise, symbolism, theory, thesis, thought,
     tinge, touch, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone,
     working hypothesis
  
  

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