Definitions for: Presuppose

[v] require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; in logic; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
[v] take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre`sup*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presupposed;
p. pr. & vb. n. Presupposing.] [Pref. pre- + suppose: cf.
F. pr['e]supposer.]
To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for
granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.

Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary
things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.

See Also: assume, imply, posit, postulate, premise, premiss, presume, take for granted

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