- 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
Related Wordspostulate, hypothesize, presuppose, gather, presume, conclude, feel, fancy, deem, expect, consider, suspect, take, conjecture, reckon, regard, understand, premise, imagine, judge
Examples from the Web for posited
Cheri Jacobus, a Republican political consultant, posited that there is something else at play.Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais?
August 18, 2014
A few years later, Baum posited that the math behind tumor growth looked more like chaos theory than anything else.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
Under that standard, all of the hypotheticals I posited above are constitutional.Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational
Geoffrey R. Stone
April 3, 2014
Or as Sen. Lee posited, “Many of you may have been told that this is a lost cause.”Tea Party Is 5! No More Tantrums?
February 28, 2014
It was first posited that they were Japanese soldiers who had died while crossing the area during World War II.India’s Mysterious Skeleton Lake
December 1, 2013
Hence he posited as many separate Intelligences as there are spheres.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
The eternal existence of the soul is posited by every school of Hindu thought.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
Number, therefore, cannot be posited among the primary genera.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3
But this posited object is nothing other than the positing subject.
The necessary, when posited as its own ground, identical with itself, is substance.
- 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 posited
"to assert," 1690s, from Latin positus "placed, situated, standing, planted," past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position). Related: Posited; positing.