presupposition

[n] - the act of presupposing
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=presupposition

Presupposition

A basic underlying assumption that is necessary for a representation to make sense. Within language systems, a sentence which must be true for some other sentence to make sense. Mastery of presuppositions is one of the keys to NLP excellence.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20781

Presupposition

Pre·sup`po·si'tion noun [ Prefix pre- + supposition : confer French présupposition .] 1. The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption. 2. That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/157

presupposition

noun the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=presupposition

Presupposition

• (n.) The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption. • (n.) That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/presupposition/

presupposition

(from the article `applied logic`) ...logically implies (deductively entails) ; on the inductive approach, K renders extremely probable, though not necessarily certain; on the ... Questions can have presuppositions, as in `Why does Smith dislike Jones?` Any possible answer here must take the form `Smith dislikes Jones ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/110

Presupposition

[philosophy] In epistemology, a presupposition relates to a belief system, or Weltanschauung, that is required for the argument to make sense. A variety of Christian apologetics, called presuppositional apologetics, argues that the existence or non-existence of God is the basic presupposition of all human thought, and that all people arrive...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presupposition_(philosophy)

Presupposition

That which must antecedently be assumed if a desired result is to be derived, thus, a postulate That which is logically necessaiy, thus, that which is implied, an implicate. That which is causally necessary, thus a condition or result. -- C.A.B.
Found on http://www.ditext.com/runes/p.html

Presupposition

In the branch of linguistics known as pragmatics, a presupposition (or ps) is an implicit assumption about the world or background belief relating to an utterance whose truth is taken for granted in discourse. Examples of presuppositions include: A presupposition must be mutually known or assumed by the speaker and addressee for the utterance to b...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presupposition

presupposition

Any information which is taken for granted in a discourse situation, for instance the sentence Did you enjoy your breakfast? assumes that the interlocutor already had breakfast.
Found on https://www.uni-due.de/ELE/LinguisticGlossary.html
No exact match found