posit

play
verb pos·it \ ˈpä-zət \

Definition of posit

posited play \ˈpä-zə-təd, ˈpäz-təd\; positing play \ˈpä-zə-tiŋ, ˈpäz-tiŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to dispose or set firmly :fix
2 :to assume or affirm the existence of :postulate
3 :to propose as an explanation :suggest

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Origin and Etymology of posit

Latin positus, past participle of ponere


POSIT Defined for English Language Learners

posit

play
verb

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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