Presuppose
Presuppose Pre`sup*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presupposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presupposing}.] [Pref. pre- + suppose: cf. F. pr['e]supposer.] To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator. [1913 Webster]

Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]


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  • présupposé — présupposé, ée [ presypoze ] adj. et n. m. • v. 1960; de présupposer 1 ♦ Littér. Supposé d avance. 2 ♦ N. m. Ce qui est supposé et non exposé dans un énoncé. ⇒ implication, présupposition. Les présupposés d un dialogue. ● présupposé nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • présupposé — présupposé, ée (pré su pô zé, zée) part. passé. Un principe présupposé.    Absolument. Cela présupposé, cela étant présupposé. •   Et présupposé qu elle le désire, il vaut mieux contenter d abord sa curiosité que de lasser sa patience dans une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • presuppose — I verb assume, be biased, be inclined to think, be jaundiced, be prejudiced, believe, conjecture, count upon, decide beforehand, decide in advance, deduce, deem, determine beforehand, determine in advance, divine, draw an inference, estimate,… …   Law dictionary

  • presuppose — presuppose, presume, assume, postulate, premise, posit are comparable when they mean to take something for granted or as true or existent especially as a basis for action or reasoning. Their corresponding nouns presupposition, presumption,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • presuppose — (v.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. presupposer (14c.), from M.L. praesupponere; see PRE (Cf. pre ) + SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose). Related: Presupposed; presupposing …   Etymology dictionary

  • presupposé — Presupposé, [presuppos]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • presuppose — ► VERB 1) require as a precondition of possibility or coherence. 2) tacitly assume to be the case. DERIVATIVES presupposition noun …   English terms dictionary

  • presuppose — [prē΄sə pōz′] vt. presupposed, presupposing [ME presupposen < MFr presupposer, altered (based on poser, to place) < ML praesupponere, pp. praesuppositus: see PRE & SUPPOSE] 1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted 2. to require… …   English World dictionary

  • presuppose — UK [ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] / US [ˌprɪsəˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms presuppose : present tense I/you/we/they presuppose he/she/it presupposes present participle presupposing past tense presupposed past participle presupposed formal if one thing… …   English dictionary

  • Présupposé — Présupposition La présupposition se définit en linguistique comme l ensemble des informations implicites d un énoncé, qui peuvent s en déduire mais n y sont pas formellement exposées. Par exemple, la phrase « Jean a cessé de fumer »… …   Wikipédia en Français

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