posit


posit
1. noun /ˈpɒzɪt/
Something that is posited; a postulate.
2. verb /ˈpɒzɪt/
a) Assume the existence of; to postulate.

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.

b) Propose for consideration or study; to suggest.

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