The foreign word presumption (from Latin praesumptio ; subsidiary form: presumption ) stands for an assumption, a presumption or a requirement . A presumption generally describes the prerequisite that is used as a rule when assessing individual cases for reasons of probability .
The adjective presumptive stands for "presumably". Examples:
- A presumptive successor is the prospective or designated next ruler (constitutional law); see also Heir Presumptive .
- The presumptive development capacity of a germ part relates to its probable development (biology).
- As Präsumtivwerte values are known, which can be derived from previous research. They are treated as if they were true values (science).
- Andreas Dorschel : Advance. About presumptions, presuppositions and prejudices. In: International Journal of Philosophy XI (2002), No. 1, pp. 85-100. (Full text, PDF; 1.7 MB)
- Evaluation of the spelling presumption at Duden.de