posit definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To assume the presence of; postulate. See Synonyms at think.
    • to place forward, for consideration or research; advise: "If a book is difficult going, it should be good. If it posits a complex moral situation, it must be better yet” ( Anthony Burgess).
    • to position securely in position.
    • To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to put or dispose in relation to various other objects.
    • To believe as genuine or conceded.
  • noun:
    • a thing that is posited; a postulate.
    • Abbreviation of place.
    • (logic) a proposition that is acknowledged as true to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  • verb:
    • Assume the existence of; to postulate.
    • Propose for consideration or research; to advise.
    • place (something somewhere) securely.
    • just take as a given; believe as a postulate or axiom
    • place (one thing someplace) firmly
    • put before
  • others:
    • To dispose, range, or place in relation to other things.
    • To set down as a position or concept; believe as genuine or conceded; current as an undeniable fact; affirm.

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