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posit

[poz-it] /ˈpɒz ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place, put, or set.
2.
to lay down or assume as a fact or principle; postulate.
noun
3.
something that is posited; an assumption; postulate.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put
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  • So let me posit something equally fair.
  • What I'm saying is, posit your conclusions as questions to the group.
  • Other scientists posit information as a basic building block of the universe, like energy and matter.
  • Participants record short videos in which they ask a question or posit their opinion about whatever is on their mind.
  • Others posit that such fat could serve as reserves in times when food is scarce.
  • Some people posit that mysteries are a solid and orderly form in what is for us a very disorderly time.
  • Don't posit something that most other nations have.
  • By and large, the Enlightenment did not posit disbelief in a deity.
  • Or - to posit another possible idea - what if he is thinking ahead.
  • Game theorists posit that even suicide bombers are rational actors.
British Dictionary definitions for posit

posit

/ˈpɒzɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to assume or put forward as fact or the factual basis for an argument; postulate
2.
to put in position
noun
3.
a fact, idea, etc, that is posited; assumption
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pōnere to place, position
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Word Origin and History for posit
v.

"to assert," 1690s, from Latin positus "placed, situated, standing, planted," past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position). Related: Posited; positing.

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