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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