Definition of Posit

1. Noun. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning.

Exact synonyms: Postulate
Specialized synonyms: Bayes' Postulate, Assumption, Premise, Premiss
Category relationships: Logic
Generic synonyms: Proposition
Derivative terms: Postulate

2. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. "Fix your eyes on this spot"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Fix, Situate
Specialized synonyms: Bury, Sediment
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Deposit, Deposition, Position

3. Verb. Put before. "They posit that there was a traffic accident "; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
Exact synonyms: Put Forward, State, Submit
Generic synonyms: Advise, Propose, Suggest
Derivative terms: Statement, Statement, Submission

4. Verb. Take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom. "He posited three basic laws of nature"
Exact synonyms: Postulate
Generic synonyms: Presuppose, Suppose
Specialized synonyms: Assert, Insist
Derivative terms: Position, Postulate, Postulation, Postulator

Definition of Posit

1. v. t. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.

Definition of Posit

1. Noun. Something that is posited; a postulate. ¹

2. Noun. (context: aviation) (abbreviation of position) ¹

3. Verb. Assume the existence of; to postulate. ¹

4. Verb. Propose for consideration or study; to suggest. ¹

5. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. ¹

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Definition of Posit

1. to place [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: place

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Posit

posit (current term)
position argument
position effect
position paper
position papers
positional isomer
positional isomers
positional notation
positional representation system

Literary usage of Posit

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1. Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders: A Treatment by Ken C. Winters, Ken C. Winters, Ph.d. (2000)
"posit was designed to identify problems and potential treatment or service ... Related is the posit followup questionnaire that was derived from items on ..."

2. Ethic Demonstrated in Geometrical Order: And Divided Into Five Parts, which by Benedictus de Spinoza (1883)
"Pmt the imagination is assisted by those things which posit the existence ... Therefore the images of things which posit the existence of the beloved object ..."

3. The English Language: A Brief History of Its Grammatical Changes and Its by Brainerd Kellogg, Alonzo Reed (1891)
"The com +pon + ent parts; an ap+posit(e) remark; nouns in the same case by ap + posit + ion ; de + com + posit + ion of rocks; his ex + posit + ion of the ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"According to him, ethics, as a division of esthetics, is to posit the simplest relations which, as being morally beautiful, evoke pleasure, ..."

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