Complete Definition of "posit"

English

Etymology
From L. positus#Latin|positus, past participle of ponere|pÅnere, âto placeâ.

Pronunciation
RP IPA|/ËpÉzɪt/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ézɪt|-Ézɪt

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something that is posited; a postulate.

Translations
trans-top|A postulate
German: Postulat n
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Verb
en-verb

  1. assume|Assume the existence of; to postulate.

#* 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 5.
#*: some who posit both this cause and besides this the source of movement, which we have got from some as single and from other as twofold.

  1. Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.
  2. Put (something somewhere) firmly.

Translations
trans-top|Postulate
German: postulieren
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Portuguese: postular
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trans-top|Suggest
German: postulieren, aufstellen italbrac|theory
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Portuguese: propor
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