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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 of posit
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put
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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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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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