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Postby Bailey » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:46 pm

pos·it (pzt)
tr.v. pos·it·ed, pos·it·ing, pos·its
1. To assume the existence of; postulate. See Synonyms at presume.
2. 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.
3. To place firmly in position.


[From Latin positus, past participle of pnere, to place; see position.]

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Postby Slava » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:16 pm

Now that it's three years old, I posit that it is time to comment on this word. Am I positive? Yes, as I just did so.

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Postby Perry » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:58 pm

And I posit that you are turning into the king of commenting on older posts. :wink:
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Postby Slava » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:48 pm

Perry wrote:And I posit that you are turning into the king of commenting on older posts. :wink:
Aye, I'll accept the crown. The reign will soon end, though. There aren't all that many left for me to latch on to. A large number of the unanswered posts remaining are mine, so I obviously can't do anything with those. After that, or perhaps much earlier, I'll go away.
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:16 pm

"Posit" can also be a noun, meaning something that is posited.

I call myself "Positor" on a philosophy forum.

Slava wrote:There aren't all that many left for me to latch on to. A large number of the unanswered posts remaining are mine, so I obviously can't do anything with those.

There are over 250 unanswered posts that are not yours, so I think you'll be busy for a while yet.
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