a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
(bridge or whist) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand; "clubs were declared trumps"; "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"
a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; "the ace of trumps is a sure winner"
the successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours"
a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
from that place or from there; "proceeded thence directly to college"; "flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow"; "roads that lead therefrom"
from that circumstance or source; "atomic formulas and all compounds thence constructible"- W.V.Quine; "a natural conclusion follows thence"; "public interest and a policy deriving therefrom"; "typhus fever results therefrom"
the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church