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Positing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Posit \Pos"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posited; p. pr. & vb. n. Positing.] [L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position.]
  1. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects. --Sir M. Hale.
  2. (Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle. --Sir W. Hamilton.

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