posit

Definitions

  • Three Positions of Hinges
    Three Positions of Hinges
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v posit take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom "He posited three basic laws of nature"
    • v posit put before "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
    • v posit put (something somewhere) firmly "She posited her hand on his shoulder","deposit the suitcase on the bench","fix your eyes on this spot"
    • n posit (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Outline for arm positions, profile Outline for arm positions, profile
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A PHOTOGRAPHIC POSITIVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC POSITIVE
UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION OF MR. JONES UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION OF MR. JONES
Showing position of columns Showing position of columns
Showing position of columns and other features Showing position of columns and other features
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700 Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher
    • Posit (Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.
    • Posit To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show "Sesame Street" that is HIV-positive
    • posit To dispose, range, or place in relation to other objects.
    • posit To lay down as a position or principle; assume as real or conceded; present as a fact; affirm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eight positions are mentioned in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. Only right field was left out.
    • v.t Posit (poz′it) to place in right position or relation: to lay down as something true or granted
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Quotations

  • J. August Strindberg
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    “That is the thankless position of the father in the family -- the provider for all, and the enemy of all.”
  • Donald H. Mcgannon
    Donald H. Mcgannon
    “Leadership is action, not position.”
  • L. Carte
    L. Carte
    “Only those who have learned a lot are in a position to admit how little they know.”
  • Queen Victoria
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    “Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.”
  • John Wooden
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    “If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
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    “All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.”

Idioms

Jockey for position - If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.
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Pole position - If you're in pole position, you're in the best position to win or achieve something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.—ponĕre, positum, to place.

Usage

In literature:

Davis' division was at Sugar Creek, preparing the position for defence.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Peculiarities in the relative position of the subclavian artery.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Its position on the canalised Scheldt has been already referred to.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
And what a difference between our position then and our position now under the decision of the Supreme Court!
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
We had taken up another position at 1,700 paces, and fired our pom-pom at the enemy, who now occupied our position of a few minutes before.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
In another, seemingly fierce argument was going on as to the moving of a heavy gangway into position.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
Benda and his mother succeeded in getting him a position as a tutor in some private families.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He was in the heart of the manufacturing North, where poor friendless boys had risen to position and power.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The frog may not at any time leave his sitting position until released by tagging another player.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
In view of the possibility of my being driven from the Mons position, I had previously ordered a position in rear to be reconnoitred.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
The question was, knowing the respective positions of the planets at a given moment, how to calculate their positions at any other moment.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
A glance at the position of the clergy shows their professional position.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
It would be a simple matter to fix your position if your position never changed.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The imperialists used their inside position.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
We had made in the twenty-four hours only 210 knots, our position being Lat.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Positions are so readily turned that they can seldom be resolutely held.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
This bone lies upon and is retained in its position by muscles.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The remaining positive terminal is the positive terminal of the battery which we are making by this series connection.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
The only effect it had on the position was that Uncle Mo's temporariness got a little boastful, and slighted his permanency.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Our line was at right angles with the position in which the subsequent fighting took place.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
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In poetry:

This is my ambition:
Not the greatest rhyme,
Not the first position
On the page of time--
"The Poem Speaks" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Yet all the while his little soul
Within what he denied did live,--
Poor part, how could he know the whole?
And yet he was so positive!
"The Animalcule On Man" by Richard Le Gallienne
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.
"Devotion" by Robert Frost
I offered to procure him weeds -
Wines fit for one in his position -
But, though an ass in all his deeds,
He'd learnt the meaning of "commission."
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Your social position is open to doubt,
While the badge of my own I wear,"
And Puss with a ribbon at Puss without
Looked straight with a stony stare.
"Social Inequality" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The enemy's position could be seen in the distance far away
But the brave heroes marched on without delay —
Whilst the enemy's banners floated in the air,
And dark swarms of men were scattered near by there.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Repeating once again for even more emphasis: "Investment management excellence, world class service and guidance" (Positioning line at the top of the T. Rowe Price website).
For so long the Washington Nationals have had one position at the top of their needs list: center field.
Microsoft Gets Positive Feedback for Vista APIs .
Xi Jinping Secures Top Chinese Leadership Position.
Bo Xilai Affair Led to Fears the Domestic Spy Chief Had Grown Too Powerful, Leading Party Elite to Downgrade Position.
Talented men, fast men, many who probably wished they had made it as receivers or running backs, positions in which screwups can be subtle sometimes, undetected even.
None of us applicants were interviewed and none of us have received any notification that the position was filled or a thank you for applying.
Bill Speyers resigned from his elected position on the BVCHD Board on December 31.
Three finalists selected for Chatham's chief appraiser position.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems to Eliminate Approximately 1,200 Positions.
The long-term positive outlook for the hotel industry and the growing demand for qualified management have led to a steady increase in hotel degree programs at the university level.
Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
Position -by- position breakdown of Michigan-Northwestern.
World Series position -by- position preview.
Position -by- position matchups for OU-Texas.
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In science:

The fluxes at the first and last positions are extremely sensitive to the exact position, changing by nearly a factor of 2 with shifts of 1′′ in the position.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
To prove that Λr is positive definite, first note that it is enough to show that Ω is positive definite since Υr is positive semi-definite, being a direct sum (cid:0)n r (cid:1) copies of the Laplacian in top degree for the case with n = r.
A Hodge decomposition for the complex of injective words
For instance 1 − x + x2 is a positive rational function since it is equal to (1+ x3 )/(1+ x). A matrix is total ly positive if all its minors are non-zero positive rational functions in {X T i }.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
For any positive integer r , T [f ] is total ly positive up to level r if and only if T [g ] is total ly positive up to order r .
Correction to a theorem of Schoenberg
The positions of the apertures are summarized in Table 2; the positions are given along each slit with respect to the point nearest the star, the radial distance of each aperture from the star, and the position angle from the star.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
With respect to the automata generating set it is more convenient to group the bulb in position 0 with the bulbs in negative positions in the normal form given above than with the bulbs in positive positions, as in .
Cone types and geodesic languages for lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F
The position X of vertices is updated in MC by moving the current position X to a new position X ′ = X+δX , where δX is chosen in a small sphere by using uniform random numbers.
First-order phase transition of fixed connectivity surfaces
If a group has a presentation with positive de ficiency, then it al ready has positive first betti number, so de ficiency 0 is the borderline case for the vi rtual positive betti number property of a finitely presented group.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
We used a matching radius of 1.5 times the E-CDF-S positional error plus the G02-quoted positional error for each source position.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
We used a matching radius of 1.5 times the E-CDF-S positional error plus the G02-quoted positional error for each source position.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Let µ be a positive constant at most one, ǫ be an arbitrary positive constant and d be a positive integer.
Inverse Littlewood-Offord theorems and the condition number of random discrete matrices
Position Measurement Using Log-weighting Technique A simple measurement of the shower position can be obtained by calculating the energy-weighted mean position of the crystals in the cluster.
The CMS High Level Trigger
We orient M so that a positive transversal vector (w.r.t. the co-orientation) followed by a positive basis of the leaf w.r.t. to the Liouville volume form associated to ωF , gives a positive basis.
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
These fast switching measurements are performed by position switching between two stars that are bright enough to get high SNR position fits at the highest possible position switching rate (about 0.1 Hz).
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Note also that if a random field P has a strictly positive version of conditional distribution (a version all of whose elements are strictly positive), then P is necessarily strictly positive itself.
On Gibbsianness of Random Fields
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