assumption noun

ADJ. basic, fundamental, hidden, implicit, tacit, underlying, unspoken | common, conventional, general, shared, widespread shared assumptions between teachers and parents | correct, reasonable, valid | erroneous, false, flawed, incorrect, mistaken, questionable, wrong

QUANT. number, series, set Your argument is based on a set of questionable assumptions.

VERB + ASSUMPTION make She's always making assumptions about how much money people have. | base sth on, start from, work on We are working on the assumption that the techniques are safe. | accept | challenge, disprove, question, test

ASSUMPTION + VERB underly sth, underpin sth the assumptions underlying their beliefs

PREP. on the ~ that I set the table for eight people, on the assumption that Jo would come. | ~ about assumptions about how women should behave