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English definition of “posit”

posit

verb [T]     /ˈpɒz.ɪt/ US  /ˈpɑː.zɪt/ formal
to suggest something as a basic fact or principle from which a further idea is formed or developed: [+ that] If we posit that wage rises cause inflation, it follows that we should try to minimize them.Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of posit verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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