assumptive

assumptive

[uh-suhmp-tiv]
adjective
1.
taken for granted.
2.
characterized by assumption: an assumptive statement.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin assūmptīvus, equivalent to assūmpt(us) (past participle) (see assumption) + -īvus -ive

assumptively, adverb
nonassumptive, adjective
overassumptive, adjective
overassumptively, adverb
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assumption (əˈsʌmpʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of taking something for granted or something that is taken for granted
2.  an assuming of power or possession of something
3.  arrogance; presumption
4.  logic Compare axiom a statement that is used as the premise of a particular argument but may not be otherwise accepted
 
[C13: from Latin assūmptiō a taking up, from assūmere to assume]
 
as'sumptive
 
adj
 
as'sumptively
 
adv

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assumptive
1610s, from L. assumptivus, from assumptus, pp. of assumere (see assume).
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