[ poz-it ]
/ ˈpɒz ɪt /

verb (used with object)

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


something that is posited; an assumption; postulate.


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Origin of posit

1640–50; < Latin positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put
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British Dictionary definitions for positing

/ (ˈpɒzɪt) /

verb (tr)

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 for posit

C17: from Latin pōnere to place, position
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