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Meaning of POSIT

Pronunciation:  'pâzit

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

POSIT is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: deposit, fix, postulate, postulate, situate
 
 See Also: assert, assumption, bury, insist, lay, place, pose, position, premise, premiss, presuppose, proposition, put, sediment, set

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: advance, apriorism, assert, assume, hypothesize, lay, lay down, offer, park, place, pose, post, postulate, postulation, predicate, premise, presume, presumption, presupposition, propose, propound, put, put forth, put forward, seat, set, set forth, station, stick, submit, supposition, thesis
 

 

 

 

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