posit

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verb pos·it \ˈpä-zət\

Definition of posit

posited

play \ˈpä-zə-təd, ˈpäz-təd\

positing

play \ˈpä-zə-tiŋ, ˈpäz-tiŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dispose or set firmly :  fix

  3. 2 :  to assume or affirm the existence of :  postulate

  4. 3 :  to propose as an explanation :  suggest

Origin and Etymology of posit

Latin positus, past participle of ponere


First Known Use: 1647


POSIT Defined for English Language Learners

posit

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verb pos·it \ˈpä-zət\

Definition of posit for English Language Learners

  • : to suggest (something, such as an idea or theory) especially in order to start a discussion


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