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    The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    Hi there,
    What's the exact meaning of 'assume' in this text:

    "Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jul-2015 at 22:42. Reason: Enlarging font size of quote.

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    Re: The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    Think of it as "is becoming more and more important."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    Not a teacher.

    to hold ,to Gain ,to inherit,acquire
    where the use of digital media is assuming (taking on ,gaining more importance)increasing importance."
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    Re: The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    Welcome to the forum, gurpreetgill4u.

    Please read the forum rules and posting guidelines — especially this one:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

    I have done that for you this time.

    Please state the name of the dictionary you are quoting from.

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    #5

    Re: The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    I realise this is not related to the main question, but as it's about the same sentence please let me put it here.

    About the part "within a largely technological landscape", can it also be 'a large technological landscape'? I seem to have forgotten the rules! And will you please let me know where I can find the exact rules?

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    Re: The exact meaning of 'assume' in this context:...

    I don't know what you mean by 'the rules', but a largely technological landscape means a landscape which is mainly technological, and a large technological landscape is a large landscape which is wholly technological.

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