Posit meaning

pŏz'ĭt
To place firmly in position.
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To set in place or position; situate.
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To suggest or hypothesize.
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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.

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To set down or assume as fact; postulate.
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Something that is posited; a postulate.
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(aviation) Abbreviation of position.
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Assume the existence of; to postulate.
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Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.
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Put (something somewhere) firmly.
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To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument.
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Origin of posit

  • From Latin positus past participle of pōnere to place position
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin positus, perfect participle of pōnō (“put, place").
    From Wiktionary