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POSIT

(Profiles for Open Systems Internetworking Technologies) A set of voluntary standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for network equipment purchased by the U.S. government. It is the successor to GOSIP.
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Along the same lines, Menkiti argues that the ontological commitments and metaphysical posits in many African traditions cannot be construed in supernatural terms.
What Nietzsche perceives and posits as the basic character of being as a whole is what he calls the "will to power.
For listeners in need of something else to worry about, he posits the belief that, in 100,000 years or so, the Y chromosomes of the world will become so degraded that men (and probably women, too) may disappear.
Fitzgerald posits that, having hijacked Keynesian economic theory, the powerful military-industrial complex perpetually steers our country toward a state of war in order to line the pockets of war profiteers and to keep our (war) economy running with the "wrong kind of jobs.
She posits that it might not be easy to uncover compensation arrangements because most colleges and universities do not want to draw attention to them.
Coleman posits that the collective voice of the church must be raised to educate the community on the issue of sexual violence.
Chapter 2, on I Henry IV, posits the public world of the court as an imitation of the private world of the tavern, the Falstaff-Hal interludes of 2.
He posits that this is directly related to the greater adoption of lean manufacturing approaches fueled by the need to squeeze ever more costs out of the manufacturing process, In particular he says cradle-to-grave component traceability is a fast-growing trend as manufacturers seek to improve process efficiency and reduce liability.
And in the film the scheduled, automated replacement of family members posits the family unit as a template rather than a unique community.
The person who has a `fat' self-image--whose self-image claims to have a `sweet tooth,' to be unable to resist `junk food,' who cannot find the time to exercise," Maltz posits as an example, "will be unable to lose weight and keep it off no matter what he tries to do consciously in opposition to that self-image.
Lloyd, a professor of quantum mechanical engineering, posits this unique theory about the physical world.
The show, created by Shaun Cassidy and starring William Fichtner and Eddie Cibrian, posits a Florida hurricane as the starting point for its story about an alien invasion.