posit

[ poz-it ]
/ ˈpɒz ɪt /

verb (used with object)

to place, put, or set.
to lay down or assume as a fact or principle; postulate.

noun

something that is posited; an assumption; postulate.

Nearby words

  1. poseur,
  2. posey,
  3. posh,
  4. posho,
  5. posigrade rocket,
  6. positif,
  7. position,
  8. position angle,
  9. position audit,
  10. position effect

Origin of posit

1640–50; < Latin positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put

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British Dictionary definitions for posit

posit

/ (ˈpɒzɪt) /

verb (tr)

to assume or put forward as fact or the factual basis for an argument; postulate
to put in position

noun

a fact, idea, etc, that is posited; assumption

Word Origin for posit

C17: from Latin pōnere to place, position

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Word Origin and History for posit

posit

v.

"to assert," 1690s, from Latin positus "placed, situated, standing, planted," past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position). Related: Posited; positing.

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