托福词汇440题第426题 The widespread and usually uncritical acceptance of this thesis led in turn to the assumption that application of science to industrial purposes was a linear process, starting with fundamental science, then proceeding to applied science or technology, and through them to industrial use. The word "assumption" is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) understanding (B) public awareness (C) scientific knowledge (D) expansion 托福词汇440题第426题答案:A