from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.


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  • While, then, the blocks of Egypt were laid down by a power external to themselves, these molecular blocks of salt are self-posited, being fixed in their places by the inherent forces with which they act upon each other.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2


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