• (adj): Excessively forward.
    Example: "On a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"
    Synonyms: assumptive, presumptuous

Some articles on assuming:

Curry's Paradox - Natural Language - Proof That The Sentence Is True
... Because A refers to the overall sentence, therefore assuming A is true is the same as assuming that the statement "If A then B" is also true ... Assuming A is true is therefore enough to guarantee that B is true regardless of the truth of statement B ...
Code Injection - Overview and Example
... a software developer might make about the input to a program include assuming that metacharacters for an API never occurs in an input e.g ... assuming punctuation like quotation marks or semi-colons would never appear assuming only numeric characters will be entered as input assuming the input will never exceed a ... assuming that it is okay to pick pointers or array indexes from input assuming an input would never provide false information about itself or related values, such as the size of a file ...
Dating Jeconiah's Reign
... of starting with the Biblical texts and assuming they were correct until proven otherwise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the recording methods of ancient historians ... Assuming that Jeconiah's reign ended on the day that the Babylonians captured Jerusalem the first time, 2 Adar (16 March) 597 BC, and further assuming that the Jewish calendar in the ...
Residence Time
... The larger the system, then larger the residence time, assuming the inflow and outflow rates are held constant ... The smaller the system, the shorter the residence time will be, again assuming steady-state conditions ... This is assuming that the concentration of the substance in the system and the size of the system remain constant, and assuming steady-state conditions ...
Anti-pattern - Examples - Software Engineering - Methodological
... existing code rather than creating generic solutions Golden hammer Assuming that a favorite solution is universally applicable (See Silver Bullet) Improbability factor Assuming that it is improbable ...

Famous quotes containing the word assuming:

    The only ways of enquiry that lead to knowledge ... the one way assuming that being is and that it is impossible for it not to be, is the trustworthy path, for truth attends it. The Other, that non-being is and that it necessarily is, I call a wholly incredible course, since thou canst not recognize not-being ... nor couldst thou speak of it, for though and being are the same things.
    Parmenides (c. 515–480 B.C.)

    Quite generally, the familiar, just because it is familiar, is not cognitively understood. The commonest way in which we deceive either ourselves or others about understanding is by assuming something as familiar, and accepting it on that account; with all its pros and cons, such knowing never gets anywhere, and it knows not why.... The analysis of an idea, as it used to be carried out, was, in fact, nothing else than ridding it of the form in which it had become familiar.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    He exercises of his brains,
    That is, assuming that he’s got any.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)