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Basic assumption   /bˈeɪsɪk əsˈəmpʃən/   Listen
Basic assumption

An assumption that is basic to an argument.  Synonyms: constatation, self-evident truth.

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... of the Virginian theory. One of his rare flashes of irritation was an exclamation that Virginia loyalty always had an "if."(6) At this point, to make him entirely plain, there is needed another basic assumption which he has never quite formulated. However, it is so obviously latent in his thinking that the main lines are to be made out clearly enough. Building ever on that paramount obligation of all mankind to consider first the welfare of God's plain people, he assumed that whenever ...
— Lincoln • Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

Words linked to "Basic assumption" :   supposal, assumption, supposition

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