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Dorothy L. Sayers posited that the H stood for Hamish and that Mary Anglicized it into James and used it as a pet name.
Earth's day and night cycle is explained by positing that the sun and moon are spheres measuring 32 miles (51 kilometers) that move in circles 3,000 miles (4,828 km) above the plane of the Earth.
Suspect No. 2, the show posits, is Billy Schmidt, uncle of Sharon and former brother-in-law Sharon’s mom, Barbara.
Another hypothesis known as the Brownian motion model of evolution posits that animals get big and small at random.
But Susan Miller went on Bryant Gumbel’s morning show the day before the election and posited that there were some long uncertain days of counting and recounting ahead.
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Origin and Etymology of posit
Latin positus, past participle of ponere
First Known Use: 1647
POSIT Defined for English Language Learners
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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