To posit is to put forward a theory or idea. When you posit a theory, you are saying that it is possible, and you are proposing a way to test the theory.

  • He posited that the Earth was the center of the universe.

  • She posited that the moon was inhabited by aliens.

Definition of posited


Assume the existence of; to postulate.


Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.


Put (something somewhere) firmly; to place or position.

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Example Sentences for posited

  • 1

    The claim is made in the positive affirmative.

  • 2

    The forward portion of the shroud is fixed in position.

  • 3

    In a rotary microtome, the knife is typically fixed in a horizontal position.

  • 4

    In the United States, the position of bombardier was held by an officer.

  • 5

    He was the first layperson in the United States to hold such a position.

  • 6

    The position and velocity of the truck is described by the linear state space.

  • 7

    The position and the person in the position are certainly notable.

  • 8

    This is the position of the advocate.

  • 9

    Certainly, your position and the others here is the position of arrogance.

  • 10

    I posit this is a minor change, clarifying the position of the article.