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Posit   /pˈɑzət/   Listen
Posit

verb
(past & past part. posited; pres. part. positing)
1.
Put (something somewhere) firmly.  Synonyms: deposit, fix, situate.  "Deposit the suitcase on the bench" , "Fix your eyes on this spot"
2.
Put before.  Synonyms: put forward, state, submit.
3.
Take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom.  Synonym: postulate.



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"Posit" Quotes from Famous Books



... posit appears thus as one-sided, and negates its other, which, being equally one-sided, negates it; and, since this situation remains unstable, the two contradictory terms have together, according to Hegel, to engender a higher truth of which they both appear as ...
— A Pluralistic Universe - Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the - Present Situation in Philosophy • William James

... disunion in itself, without the least sympathy, without any point of coalescence whatever for unity; together with an effort to destroy all unity, to extend its own inherent disunion to everything, and to rend everything asunder. This principle has no power to posit anything; but only to negative: it is unable to create, to produce, to form, but ...
— Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry • Albert Pike



Words linked to "Posit" :   suggest, premiss, set, premise, assert, insist, propose, suppose, advise, presuppose, pose, put, deposit, logic, place, assumption, sediment, bury, Bayes' postulate, lay



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