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Posit  v. t.  (past & past part. posited; pres. part. positing)  
To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
(Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.

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"Posit" Quotes from Famous Books

... go—that draws new matter into the vortex and casts the used-up material out—in short, that creates and keeps up the unstable condition, the seesaw upon which life depends? To enable the mind to grasp it we have to invent or posit some principle, call it the vital force, as so many have done and still do, or call it molecular force, as Tyndall does, or the power of God, as our orthodox brethren do, it matters not. We are on the border-land between the knowable and the unknowable, where the mind can take no further ...
— The Breath of Life • John Burroughs

Words linked to "Posit" :   suppose, premiss, pose, logic, assumption, situate, advise, proposition, submit, state, put, premise, set, postulate

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