(Pre`sup*pose") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presupposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Presupposing.] [Pref. pre- + suppose: cf. F. présupposer.] To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.

Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.
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