Misunderstanding vs Assumption - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between misunderstanding and assumption

is that misunderstanding is a mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception while assumption is the act of assuming]], or taking to or upon one's self; the act of [[take up|taking up or adopting.

As a verb misunderstanding

is .

misunderstanding

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
  • A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • assumption

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of assuming]], or taking to or upon one's self; the act of [[take up, taking up or adopting.
  • His assumption of secretarial duties was timely.
  • The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.
  • Their assumption of his guilt disqualified them from jury duty.
  • The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
  • * {{quote-journal, year=1976, author=, title=The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Volume 10 citation
  • , passage=No doubt a finite evaluative argument must make some unargued evaluative assumptions, just as finite factual arguments must make some unargued factual assumptions.}}
  • (logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
  • The taking of a person up into heaven.
  • A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
  • (rhetoric) Assumptio.
  • Synonyms

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