noun see presuppose

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  • présupposition — [ presypozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1306; de présupposer ♦ Supposition préalable. ⇒ présupposé (2o). « le contexte ou ensemble des présuppositions communes aux lecteurs et à l auteur » (Sartre). ● présupposition nom féminin Supposition préalable : Une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Presupposition — Pre*sup po*si tion, n. [Pref. pre + supposition: cf. F. pr[ e]supposition.] 1. The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presupposition — index assumption (supposition), condition (contingent provision), conjecture, conviction (persuasion), foregone conclusion …   Law dictionary

  • presupposition — presumption, assumption, postulate, premise, posit (see under PRESUPPOSE) Analogous words: surmise, conjecture, guess (see under CONJECTURE vb): inference, deduction, judgment (see under INFER): belief, conviction, *opinion, view …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Presupposition — In the linguistic branch of pragmatics, a presupposition is an implicit assumption about the world or background belief relating to an utterance whose truth is taken for granted in discourse. Examples of presuppositions include: * Do you want to… …   Wikipedia

  • presupposition — Informally, any suppressed premise or background framework of thought necessary to make an argument valid, or a position tenable. More formally, a presupposition has been defined as a proposition whose truth is necessary for either the truth or… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • présupposition — (pré su pô zi sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Supposition préalable. •   En quelle sûreté de conscience les prétendus réformés ont ils pu, sous de si fausses présuppositions, violer la sainte unité que Jésus Christ a tant recommandée à son …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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 » présuppose que… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • presupposition — pre|sup|po|si|tion [ˌpri:sʌpəˈzıʃən] n formal 1.) something that you think is true, although you have no proof = ↑assumption presupposition that ▪ Hick s presupposition is that all religions believe in the same God. 2.) [U] when you think… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • presupposition — [[t]pri͟ːsʌpəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] presuppositions N COUNT A presupposition is something that you assume to be true, especially something which you must assume is true in order to continue with what you are saying or thinking. [FORMAL] ...the… …   English dictionary

  • PRÉSUPPOSITION — s. f. Supposition préalable. Sa présupposition est absurde …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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