HyperDic: posit

English > 4 senses of the word posit:
VERBcontactposit, situate, fix, depositput (something somewhere) firmly
communicationposit, submit, state, put forwardput before
cognitionposit, postulatetake as a given
NOUNcommunicationposit, postulate(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
posit > pronunciation
Soundspaa'zaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > posit: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning.
Synonympostulate
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
NarrowerBayes' postulate(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)
premise, premiss, assumptionA statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Broaderproposition(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
Spanishpostulado
Catalanpostulat
Verbsposittake as a given
English > posit: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningput (something somewhere) firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "She posited her hand on his shoulder"
  • "deposit the suitcase on the bench"
Synonymssituate, fix, deposit
Narrowerburyplace in the earth and cover with soil
sedimentDeposit as a sediment
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdepositar, situar, ubicar
Catalandepositar, situar-se, situar, ubicar
Nounspositionthe act of putting something in a certain place
English > posit: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningput before.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymssubmit, state, put forward
Broaderpropose, suggest, advisemake a proposal, declare a plan for something
Spanishafirmar, decir, declarar, exponer, presentar, proponer
Catalanafirmar, declarar, dir, exposar, presentar, proposar
English > posit: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningTake as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"He posited three basic laws of nature"
Synonympostulate
Narrowerinsist, assertassert to be true
Broaderpresuppose, supposetake for granted or as a given
Spanishpostular
Catalanpostular
Nounsposit(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
positionthe act of positing

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