Definitions for: Posit

[n] (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
[v] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
[v] put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pos"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posited; p. pr. & vb. n.
Positing.] [L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position.]
1. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose
in relation to other objects. --Sir M. Hale.

2. (Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a
principle. --Sir W. Hamilton.

Synonyms: deposit, fix, postulate, postulate, situate

See Also: assert, assumption, bury, insist, lay, place, pose, position, premise, premiss, presuppose, proposition, put, sediment, set

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