presuppose

[pree-suh-pohz]
verb (used with object), presupposed, presupposing.
1.
to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
2.
(of a thing, condition, or state of affairs) to require or imply as an antecedent condition: An effect presupposes a cause.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French presupposer. See pre-, suppose

presupposition [pree-suhp-uh-zish-uhn] , noun
presuppositionless, adjective


1. presume.
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presuppose (ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz)
 
vb
1.  to take for granted; assume
2.  to require or imply as a necessary prior condition
3.  philosophy, logic, linguistics to require (a condition) to be satisfied as a precondition for a statement to be either true or false or for a speech act to be felicitous. Have you stopped beating your wife? presupposes that the person addressed has a wife and has beaten her
 
presupposition
 
n

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presuppose
1426, from O.Fr. presupposer (14c.), from M.L. præsupponere; see pre- + suppose.
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Example sentences
Depending on your presuppositions, this data can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
As such it has no authority to make guesses about origins based on its own presuppositions.
Data mining produces arbitrary value based on the presuppositions of the client.
Presuppositions underlying the arguments are explicated.
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