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Definition of "presumed" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of presume. (verb)
  • Appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "presumed" in a sentence
  • "Dr Lloyd admitted during the hustings event that the term "presumed" had unfortunate connotations."
  • "While the conclusion is presumed from the start, it is not implied in the premise."
  • "[His or her] Wernicke's area [the portion of the brain presumed to process language] is staffed by an army of jumpsuited code-breakers, working a barn-size space that is strung about the rafters with a mathematically intricate lattice of rope and steel, and maybe gusseted by a synthetic coil that is stronger and more sensitive than either, like guitar strings made from an unraveled spinal cord, each strand tuned to different tensions."