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
From Latin positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see position.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin positus, perfect participle of pōnō ("put, place"). (Wiktionary)