- to place, put, or set.
- to lay down or assume as a fact or principle; postulate.
- something that is posited; an assumption; postulate.
Origin of posit
Examples from the Web for posit
To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.There Are Only Atheists in Fox Holes
October 5, 2014
We have to erase history and posit a Palestinian people that is, somehow, essentially different from other people.Rebranding Reality For Jerusalem Day
Emily L. Hauser
May 8, 2013
Advocates of intervention may want to posit the U.S. as the world's police.What Israel's Attack Doesn't Mean For American Intervention In Syria
May 6, 2013
You posit that talking about the aesthetics of scent in traditional aesthetic terms makes scent subservient to other disciplines.Nosing Out the Meaning of Scent
February 21, 2013
House of Cards appears to posit that ruthlessness is next to godliness.David Fincher, Beau Willimon & Kate Mara On Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’
January 30, 2013
Now why should we not posit quantity among the primary genera?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3
For how can he commend self-control and yet posit pleasure as the supreme good?De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Let me posit here the ideal conditions for a morning pipe as I know them.Shandygaff
There was no way to wound her so deeply as to posit its reality and identify it with her.Love's Pilgrimage
If so, we may at least posit that almost unbounded license must be allowed the pen which aims simply to raise a laugh.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
- to assume or put forward as fact or the factual basis for an argument; postulate
- to put in position
- a fact, idea, etc, that is posited; assumption
Word Origin and History for posit
"to assert," 1690s, from Latin positus "placed, situated, standing, planted," past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position). Related: Posited; positing.