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 down or assume as fact; postulate.
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To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument.
Origin of posit
From Latin posituspast participle ofpōnereto placeposition
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinpositus, perfect participle of pÅnÅ (“put, place").
Posit Sentence Examples
The primitive condition of all intelligence is that the ego shall posit, affirm or be aware of itself.
But how can the infinitely active ego posit a limit to its own activity?
Experts posit that the body is a machine acting on the properties of thermodynamics, and that it has certain energy requirements.
That which we are compelled to "posit," which cannot be sublated, is that which is, and in the recognition of this lies the simple conception of being.
And these sensations are the sole material of our knowledge; but they are not given to us as a chaos but in definite groups and series, whence we come to know the relations of those reals, which, though themselves unknown, our sensations compel us to posit absolutely.