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1 : The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption.

2 : That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.

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1 : Presupposition

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The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption.

2 : Presupposition

n.

That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.

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From Wikipedia

In the branch of linguistics known as pragmatics, a presupposition (or PSP) 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:

  • Jane no longer writes fiction.
    • Presupposition: Jane once wrote fiction.
  • Have you stopped eating meat?
    • Presupposition: you had once eaten meat.
  • Have you talked to Hans?
    • Presupposition: Hans exists.

A presupposition must be mutually known or assumed by the speaker and addressee for the utterance to be considered appropriate in context. It will generally remain a necessary assumption whether the utterance is placed in the form of an assertion, denial, or question, and can be associated with a specific lexical item or grammatical feature (presupposition trigger) in the utterance.

Crucially, negation of an expression does not change its presuppositions: I want to do it again and I don't want to do it again both presuppose that the subject has done it already one or more times; My wife is pregnant and My wife is not pregnant both presuppose that the subject has a wife. In this respect, presupposition is distinguished from entailment and implicature. For example, The president was assassinated entails that The president is dead, but if the expression is negated, the entailment is not necessarily true.

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See also: présupposition

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Synonyms
      • 1.3.2 Translations

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French présupposition, from Latin praesuppositio, from the past participle stem of praesupponere (to presuppose).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹiː.sʌ.pəˈzɪ.ʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

presupposition (countable and uncountable, plural presuppositions)

  1. An assumption made beforehand; a preliminary conjecture or speculation.
    • 2010, Guy Deutscher, Through the Language Glass, Arrow 2011, p. 40:
      He made one cardinal error in his presuppositions about the relation between language and perception, but in this he was far from alone.
  2. The act of presupposing.
  3. (linguistics) An assumption or belief implicit in an utterance or other use of language.
    • 1971, Paul Kiparsky and Carol Kiparsky, “Fact”, in Danny Steinberg and Leon Jakobovits, editors, Semantics: An Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521078229, page 351:
      For instance: a verb might convey someone's evaluation of it as a presupposition. To say ‘they deprived him of a visit to his parents’ presupposes that he wanted to visit (vs. ‘spare him a visit...’).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (assumption): assumption, conjecture

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