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Posit   /pˈɑzət/   Listen

(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning.  Synonym: postulate.

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"Posit" Quotes from Famous Books

... in a cage, all a-settin' cryin' on their boxes outside here all day long since half an hour after you left, a-waitin' for you to come back and go out of this 'ouse and let 'em come in. They say they took it from August 14 for a month, and paid a dee-posit, and they was to come in to-day. And the kitching fire was to ...
— The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 • Various

... critical chatter have been thrown emptily wide, there is room for grave doubt whether a realization of the unique and incomparable position of Mark Twain in the republic of letters has fully dawned upon the American consciousness. The literatures of England and Europe do not posit an aesthetic, embracing work of such primitive crudity and apparently unstudied frankness as the work of Mark Twain. It is for American criticism to posit this more comprehensive aesthetic, and to demonstrate that the work of Mark Twain ...
— Mark Twain • Archibald Henderson

... were not derived by literal development out of the actual contents of the first apple seed. No: but the truth is this. There was a power in the first apple seed to secure certain conditions; that is, to organize a certain status in which the plastic vegetative life of nature would posit new and similar powers and materials. So not all souls were latent in Adam's, but only an organizing power to secure the conditions on which the Divine Will that first began, would, in accordance with His creative plan, forever continue, His spirit creation. The distinction of this statement ...
— The Destiny of the Soul - A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life • William Rounseville Alger

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

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