What is posit?

  • (noun): (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning.
    Synonyms: postulate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Posit

Posit is something that is posited; a postulate; an axiom. It may also refer to:

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... Posit is something that is posited a postulate an axiom ... It may also refer to POSIT, as an acronym, may stand for Process Optimization, Standardization and Innovation Technique, a standard to measure global business processes Pose from ...
Michael Merzenich - Federal Grants
2005–2006 Brain plasticity based training for focal dystonia Posit Science Corporation NICHD $195,727 $233 thousand 2001–2005 Auditory and somatosensory cortex Javits grant UCSF NINDS $1,662,734 $2.18 million ...
Connectionism Vs. Computationalism Debate
... two approaches that are usually cited are the following Computationalists posit symbolic models that do not resemble underlying brain structure at all, whereas connectionists engage in "low-level ... Computationalists often posit domain specific symbolic sub-systems designed to support learning in specific areas of cognition (e.g ... language, intentionality, number), whereas connectionists posit one or a small set of very general learning mechanisms ...
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Michael Merzenich
... led research teams at Scientific Learning Corporation, and in 2004 at Posit Science Corporation ... Currently, Merzenich's second company, Posit Science, is working on a broad range of behavioral therapies ... Merzenich is Chief Scientific Officer and on the Board of Directors at Posit Science ...

More definitions of "posit":

  • (verb): Take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom.
    Synonyms: postulate

Famous quotes containing the word posit:

    It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing ‘God.’
    Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274)

    To call a posit a posit is not to patronize it. A posit can be unavoidable except at the cost of other no less artificial expedients. Everything to which we concede existence is a posit from the standpoint of a description of the theory-building process, and simultaneously real from the standpoint of the theory that is being built.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    Everything to which we concede existence is a posit from the standpoint of a description of the theory-building process, and simultaneously real from the standpoint of the theory that is being built. Nor let us look down on the standpoint of the theory as make-believe; for we can never do better than occupy the standpoint of some theory or other, the best we can muster at the time.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)