suppose, supposing
Both words are used as quasi-conjunctions to introduce an assumption or hypothesis:

• Suppose the guards were more alert, security measures more effective —R. Ludlum, 1978

• Supposing there's a change of venue —CNN news transcripts, 2003 [OEC].

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • supposing — [sə pō′ziŋ] conj. assuming that; on the assumption that …   English World dictionary

  • Supposing — Suppose Sup*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supposing}.] [F. supposer; pref. sub under + poser to place; corresponding in meaning to L. supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See {Pose}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supposing — conjunction Date: 1663 if by way of hypothesis ; on the assumption that < supposing I did agree with you > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supposing — Synonyms and related words: allowing that, although, as if, as though, assuming that, assumption, axiom, conjecture, guesswork, hypothesis, if, inference, postulate, postulation, postulatum, premise, presumption, presupposal, presupposition,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supposing — conjunction Etymology: from present participle of suppose (I) : if by way of hypothesis : on the assumption that supposing a large cube of white material to be placed on sandy ground of an orange hue C.W.H.Johnson …   Useful english dictionary

  • supposing — /seuh poh zing/, conj. upon the supposition or premise that; in the event that. [1835 45; see SUPPOSE, ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • supposing — (Roget s IV) conj. & modif. Syn. if, in case that, in these circumstances, under these conditions, let us suppose, allowing that, granting that, presuming, assuming, presupposing, with the supposition that, taking for granted that …   English dictionary for students

  • supposing — conj. if, assuming that sup·pose || sÉ™ pəʊz ,spəʊz v. presume to be true, hypothesize; believe; think; consider as a possibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supposing — conjunction suppose2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • supposing — sup•pos•ing [[t]səˈpoʊ zɪŋ[/t]] conj. fun upon the supposition or premise that; in the event that • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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