Definitions for positˈpɒz ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pos•itˈpɒz ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to lay down or assume as a fact or principle; postulate.

  2. to place, put, or set.

  3. (n.)something posited; assumption; postulate.

Origin of posit:

1640–50; < L positus, ptp. of pōnere to place, put

Princeton's WordNet

  1. postulate, posit(verb)

    (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

  2. situate, fix, posit, deposit(verb)

    put (something somewhere) firmly

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

  3. submit, state, put forward, posit(verb)

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

  4. postulate, posit(verb)

    take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

    "He posited three basic laws of nature"

Wiktionary

  1. posit(Noun)

    Something that is posited; a postulate.

  2. posit(Verb)

    Assume the existence of; to postulate.

  3. posit(Verb)

    Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.

  4. posit(Verb)

    Put (something somewhere) firmly.

  5. Origin: From positus, perfect participle of pono.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posit(verb)

    to dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects

  2. Posit(verb)

    to assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle

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