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NOUN (1)

1. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning;
[syn: postulate, posit]


VERB (3)

1. put (something somewhere) firmly;
- Example: "She posited her hand on his shoulder"
- Example: "deposit the suitcase on the bench"
- Example: "fix your eyes on this spot"
[syn: situate, fix, posit, deposit]

2. put before;
- Example: "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
[syn: submit, state, put forward, posit]

3. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom;
- Example: "He posited three basic laws of nature"
[syn: postulate, posit]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Posit \Pos"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posited; p. pr. & vb. n. Positing.] [L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position.] 1. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

posit n 1: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning [syn: postulate, posit] v 1: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, fix, posit, deposit] 2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty" [syn: submit, state, put forward, posit] 3: take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature" [syn: postulate, posit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "posit": advance, apriorism, assert, assume, hypothesize, lay, lay down, offer, park, place, pose, post, postulate, postulation, predicate, premise, presume, presumption, presupposition, propose, propound, put, put forth, put forward, seat, set, set forth, station, stick, submit, supposition, thesis