presumably
adverb Date: 1846 by reasonable assumption

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Presumably — Pre*sum a*bly, adv. In a presumable manner; by, or according to, presumption. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presumably — index prima facie (self evident), reputedly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • presumably — (adv.) 1640s, with presumption, without examination, from PRESUMABLE (Cf. presumable) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As a qualifier, probably, as one would presume, from 1846 …   Etymology dictionary

  • presumably — [adv] likely, reasonably apparently, assumably, credible, doubtless, doubtlessly, hypothetically, in all likelihood, in all probability, indubitably, it would seem, most likely, on the face of it, presumptively, probably, seemingly, supposedly,… …   New thesaurus

  • presumably — ► ADVERB ▪ as may reasonably be presumed …   English terms dictionary

  • presumably — [[t]prɪzju͟ːməbli, AM zu͟ːm [/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV: ADV with cl/group, ADV before v (vagueness) If you say that something is presumably the case, you mean that you think it is very likely to be the case, although you are not certain. Presumably the front… …   English dictionary

  • presumably — pre|su|ma|bly W3S1 [prıˈzju:məbli US ˈzu: ] adv used to say that you think something is probably true ▪ It s raining, which presumably means that your football match will be cancelled. [sentence adverb] ▪ He s dead now, presumably? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • presumably — pre|sum|a|bly [ prı zjməbli ] adverb ** used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain: They are students, so presumably they won t have a lot of money. Two sales executives are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • presumably — adverb (sentence adverb) used to say that you think something is likely to be true: If you re eating beforehand, presumably you won t want to go to a restaurant. | Presumably you ve all seen this notice now …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • presumably */*/ — UK [prɪˈzjuːməblɪ] / US [prɪˈzuməblɪ] adverb used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain They are students, so presumably they won t have a lot of money. Two sales executives are… …   English dictionary

  • presumably — /pri zooh meuh blee/, adv. by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player. [1640 50; PRESUMABLE + LY] Syn. doubtless, likely, apparently. * * * …   Universalium

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