- 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: from Classical Latin positus: see position
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transitive verb pos·it·ed, pos·it·ing, pos·its
- To assume the existence of; postulate. See Synonyms at presume.
- To put forward, as for consideration or study; suggest: “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: From Latin positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see position.
posit - Computer Definition
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