Definitions for "Assumed Name"
Name used by a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation to conduct business that is different from the legal name of the proprietorship, partnership or corporation. Sometimes an assumed name is prefaced by the initials "t/a" for "trading as" or "d.b.a." for "doing business as ".
A name under which an entity (i.e. a corporation) conducts business that is not the legal name of the entity. Many states require the filing of a registration in order to conduct business under an assumed name in their territories.
a name that has been assumed temporarily