verb (posits, positing, posited)
1 [with object] assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument:the Confucian view posits a perfectible human nature [with clause]:he posited that the world economy is a system with its own particular equilibrium
(posit something on
) base something on the truth of (a particular assumption):these plots are posited on a false premise about women’s nature as inferior
2 [with object] put in position; place:the professor posits Cohen in his second category of poets
a statement that is made on the assumption that it will prove to be true.