- To posit is defined as to assume as fact, to suggest or to set in place.
An example of to posit is to present a theory of how something happened.
- to set in place or position; situate
- to set down or assume as fact; postulate
Origin of posit; from Classical Latin positus: see position
transitive verbpos·it·ed, pos·it·ing, pos·its
- To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument: “If a book is hard going, it ought to be good. If it posits a complex moral situation, it ought to be even better” (Anthony Burgess).
- To place firmly in position.
Origin of positFrom Latin positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see position.
- (for meaning #2) Started by USAF Fighter pilots when needing to know the position of a wingman. I.e. Lead pilot would say "2-posit" and #2 would reply: "5 o'clock high". Also in use in commercial airlines. Some pilots respond "cleared into posit and hold" when cleared on to the runway.
(third-person singular simple present posits, present participle positing, simple past and past participle posited)
From Latin positus, perfect participle of pÅnÅ (â€œput, placeâ€).
posit - Computer Definition
(Profiles for Open Systems Internetworking Technologies) A set of voluntary standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for network equipment purchased by the U.S. government. It is the successor to GOSIP.