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spoken English73.44%written English26.56% conversational speech64.93%task-oriented speech35.07% imaginative writing83.33%informational writing16.67%
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Definition of the verb suppose

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verb - inflections: supposed | supposing | supposes

  1. express a supposition
    • example: They suppose that there was a traffic accident
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of suppose: say
    • more generic word: speculate = talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
  2. expect, believe, or suppose
  3. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
  4. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
  5. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    • domain: logic
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of suppose: presuppose
    • more generic word: imply = suggest as a logically necessary consequence

Alternative definition of the verb suppose


  1. [transitive] To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
  2. [transitive] To theorize or hypothesize.


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Google previewGödel's Disjunction (2016)

The scope and limits of mathematical knowledge by Leon Horsten, Philip Welch

Suppose is a uniform Lpredicate for . Then is a HBLpredicate for . Proof Suppose is a uniform Lpredicate for . We choose n to be so large that . Let S be . We have , and hence . □ Here is a further result. Theorem 3.3.5 Suppose is an ...

Google previewAutomated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (2005)

International Conference, TABLEAUX 2005, Koblenz, Germany, September 14-17, 2005, Proceedings by Bernhard Beckert

Suppose is an index of type or , and that ( ). Then, is also an index ...

Google previewLinear Algebra Done Right (2014)

by Sheldon Axler

Suppose is an open subset of Rn and is a function from to Rn. We can write .x/ D 1.x/; : : :; n.x/; where each j is a function from to R. The partial derivative of j with respect to the kth coordinate is denoted Dkj. Evaluating this partial derivative at a ...

Google previewThe Geometry and Topology of Coxeter Groups. (LMS-32) (2012)

by Michael W. Davis

Suppose is a finite complex. Then the following statements are equivalent: (a) satisfies Conditions B.4.2. (b) is PL homeomorphic ...

Google previewCreating Symmetry (2015)

The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns by Frank A. Farris

Suppose is a wallpaper group with translational subgroup , meaning that every translation in belongs to . It turns out, as an exercise will confirm, that is always normal in . Recall that this means that the conjugation −1 is always a translation ...

Google previewFoundations of Topology (2012)

by C. Wayne Patty

Suppose is a nonempty set and there is an injection . If is finite, then, by definition , is countable. Suppose is infinite. Then is an infi- nite subset of . The function considered as a function from into is a bijec- tion. Let denote the inverse of . Then is ...

Google previewAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 19 (2007)

Proceedings of the 2006 Conference by Bernhard Schölkopf, John Platt, Thomas Hofmann

Theorem 2 Suppose is the doubling dimension of . There is an algorithm that PAC- learns from examples.

Suppose is a metric space with doubling dimension and . For , let consist of the elements of such that (that is, the ...

Google previewHomotopy Theory of Higher Categories (2011)

From Segal Categories to n-Categories and Beyond by Carlos Simpson

Suppose is a small category. A diagram of spaces is a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1817)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature ...

Suppose u-(a-Hb x")”. Method. In order to find the fluxion of this funétion by the “ TYT' rules already laid down, it will be necessary to confider it first as a function of a variable quantity that is itself a funétion of x. Let us then put a-Fb x" equal to v, ...

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Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice ...

For Proof, Suppose that A and B were 2 Powers, sustaining the ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Take the strongest case, suppose the filial and parental affections to be annihilated, (and it is absurd to justify and lay...

suppose these affections annihilated, and the heart shrinks from the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

suppose PA=392, and PB=44 feet; and let PO, Pc, bé of PA, PB, ...

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Usage statistics about suppose

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb suppose:

spoken English73.44%written English26.56% conversational speech64.93%task-oriented speech35.07% imaginative writing83.33%informational writing16.67%

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My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we "can" suppose. (J.B.S. Haldane)
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Scrabble value of S1U1P3P3O1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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