posit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin positus, perfect participle of pōnō (put, place).

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NounEdit

posit (plural posits)

  1. Something that is posited; a postulate.
  2. (aviation) Abbreviation of position.

Usage notesEdit

  • (for meaning #2) Started by USAF Fighter pilots when needing to know the position of a wingman. I.e. Lead pilot would say "2-posit" and #2 would reply: "5 o'clock high". Also in use in commercial airlines. Some pilots respond "cleared into posit and hold" when cleared on to the runway.

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VerbEdit

posit (third-person singular simple present posits, present participle positing, simple past and past participle posited)

  1. Assume the existence of; to postulate.
    • 1908: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross., Book 1, Part 5.
      some who posit both this cause and besides this the source of movement, which we have got from some as single and from other as twofold.
  2. Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.
  3. Put (something somewhere) firmly.

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