from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To assume the existence of; postulate. See Synonyms at presume.
- transitive v. To put forward, as for consideration or study; suggest: "If a book is hard going, it ought to be good. If it posits a complex moral situation, it ought to be even better” ( Anthony Burgess).
- transitive v. To place firmly in position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that is posited; a postulate.
- n. Abbreviation of position.
- v. Assume the existence of; to postulate.
- v. Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.
- v. Put (something somewhere) firmly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
- transitive v. To assume as real or conceded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dispose, range, or place in relation to other objects.
- To lay down as a position or principle; assume as real or conceded; present as a fact; affirm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
- n. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
- v. put (something somewhere) firmly
- v. put before
Yet instead of telling us why the designer MUST have been God, Brayton offers bluster: "I'm not going to engage in the ridiculous fiction that the generic designer they posit is anything other than God."
The “deep” reason, I would posit, is centered on the great divide in “western” culture that has been manifesting itself time and again over the past thousand years, beginning with the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, all of which posed some inherent challenge to the dominate Christian-ized order that prevailed throughout the West at the time.
Comic narrative, I'd posit is based on exaggerating behaviours and reactions to a point where the suspension of disbelief is tested.
Seixon: You only have to read the Russian newspapers online to see what you posit is not true.
So, what I'll posit is that the blogosphere actually changes the shape of the Gartner Hype Cycle some what.
Bolter and Grusin posit hypermedia — playing multiple media off one another — as a strategy to be used to counteract a too-deep immersion.
What some analysts posit is the real concern for the United States is Iran’s plan to open its own oil exchange â€” the Iranian Oil Bourse (IOB) â€” with the alleged goal of becoming the dominant center of the Middle East’s oil trade.
Setzen, "to posit," is introduced in De Man's second Nietzsche essay ( "The
Clearly, Darwin didn't "posit" in the sense of proposing a scientific hypothesis, but was merely waxing poetic in the final words of his book.
It's again a text of Nietzsche that gives De Man the word "posit," which as De Man begins quoting and reading the text in question, loses its innocuous, inconspicuous character.