The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption.
PH Initial assumptions upon which all thought is based. Presuppositions are often difficult to observe or prove because they stand prior to proof and become the standard by which other ideas or arguments are tested. A presupposition may be fundamental to all inquiry ("I exist") or simply agreed upon by the parties to a discussion without prior proof ("For the purposes of this debate, let us assume . . . . "). All arguments are based upon presuppositions, such as the uniformity of nature (in the case of scientific proofs) or the universality of the laws of logic (a contradiction today will remain a contradiction tomorrow).
1 - Something that has to be taken for granted for a behavior or statement to make sense. 2 - The linguistic equivalents to assumptions. Of NLP, Convenient beliefs or assumptions you make when you are doing therapy with someone.
a belief, value, or practice that is taken for granted and without question
a conscious or unconscious assumption about reality, and these assumptions are typically antecedent to our reasoning processes and emotional responses
an assumption that is taken for granted
an assumption you make prior to looking at the evidence
a ultimate assumption or foundational unquestioned principle which is or assumed to be true in the course of argument for the purpose of making other points
the foundational element of a world view; a belief which is not inferred from other beliefs either inductively or deductively.
The logically necessary condition of some state of affairs which must be satisfied if the state of affairs is to obtain. That is, those ideas which are held to be self-evident: assumptions. See Axiom.
a belief or theory which is accepted before the next step in logic is developed; often consciously or unconsciously affects the way a person subsequently reasons.
(1) a belief that precedes other beliefs; (2) a belief that governs other beliefs; (3) ultimate presupposition: the belief that governs all other beliefs, or the most fundamental commitment of the heart.