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Definition 1: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for posit in the sense of this definition

(posit is a kind of ...) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

(... is a kind of posit ) (statistics) the difficulty of applying Bayes' theorem is that the probabilities of the different causes are seldom known, in which case it may be postulated that they are all equal (sometimes known as postulating the equidistribution of ignorance)

(... is a kind of posit ) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

"on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play"

(posit belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 2: take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom - [verb of cognition]

Samples where posit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He posited three basic laws of nature

Synonyms for posit in the sense of this definition

(posit is a kind of ...) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

(... is a kind of posit ) postulate positively and assertively

"The letter asserts a free society"

Definition 3: put before - [verb of communication]

Samples where posit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I submit to you that the accused is guilty

Synonyms for posit in the sense of this definition

(posit is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

Definition 4: put (something somewhere) firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where posit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She posited her hand on his shoulder
  • deposit the suitcase on the bench
  • fix your eyes on this spot

Synonyms for posit in the sense of this definition

(posit is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of posit ) place in the earth and cover with soil

"They buried the stolen goods"

(... is a kind of posit ) deposit as a sediment

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