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1 countable something that you think is true although you have no definite proof
A. assumption that
B. assumption about

2 uncountable formal when someone starts to have control or power
A. assumption of
1. A lot of people make the assumption that poverty only exists in the Third World.
My calculations were based on the assumption that house prices would remain steady.
We are working on the assumption that the conference will take place as planned.
B. People make a lot of assumptions about me.
underlying assumption (=a belief that is used as the basis for an idea, but which may not be correct)

2. the assumption of responsibility
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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n.
The Brother of all fuck-ups.
Soap: Oh you assume do ya? And what do they say about assumption being the
brother of all fuck-ups?
Tom: It's the mother of all fuck-ups, stupid...
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To assume or make a guess either false or true
assumption is a word created by ants
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You don't want to make an assumption because you will be and ASS-and your-UMP- will-TION- you
You will think a little harder before you make another assumption.
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