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Word of the Day
Sunday, December 15, 2002

Definitions for posit

  1. To assume as real or conceded.
  2. To propose as an explanation; to suggest.
  3. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly.

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Citations for posit
It is not necessary to posit mysterious forces to explain coincidences. Bruce Martin, Skeptical Inquirer
Among other things, the researchers posit that the behavior of the muscles during laughter probably explains why phrases like "weak with laughter" pops up in many different languages. , New York Times
Origin of posit
Posit is from Latin positus, past participle of ponere, "to put, to place, to set."