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POSIT

An electronic system that matches buy and sell orders made on an exchange by institutional investors. It was established jointly by BARRA and Investment Technology Group in 1987.

POSIT

An electronic system launched in 1987 that matches institutional buy and sell orders for individual stocks and for portfolios of stocks. Trades are priced from the stock's primary market at the time the match is run, and matches take place at the midpoint of the best asking price and the best selling price. POSIT is a joint venture between Investment Technology Group and BARRA, a financial data provider.
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The initial draft of Stanford's code was strongly influenced by professor Thomas Grey of the law school, who has posited that, under certain circumstances, constitutional commitments to freedom of expression, and to civil liberties in general, conflict with the nation's commitment to providing equal access to educational opportunities, and to civil rights in general.
43) By calling attention to the seeming oppositions between Descartes's ontological and epistemological resolutions and at the same time pointing to similar oppositions in the perspective theory of Descartes's contemporaries, Baltrusaitis suggests, in effect, that the now-conventionally posited relation between perspective and the Cartesian "space of thought" requires careful reexamination.
Leonardo became increasingly aware of how vulnerable the painter's perspective is to visual distortion because optical apprehension of the two-dimensional painted surface conflicts with apprehension of the surfaces through the painting if the viewpoint posited by perspective is not fixed or controlled.
Second, it is very difficult to identify exactly who, or what part of the French people actually shared in the collective view posited by the "family romance" model.
Having already posited the way his characters were to be read, Faulkner freed himself to move the scheme of color to the background - still present, still the catalyst, but a shadow - and thus seem to write about other, larger issues of the American South.
Such low variability has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and was posited last year as one explanation for elevated rates of cardiovascular disease in electrical workers (SN: 1/30/99, p.
Although scientists have long posited that only a few areas of the brain orchestrate human language abilities, brain-imaging studies increasingly challenge that position.
Repeated use of these defensive outposts encouraged a range of social activities, such as food sharing and tool making, although not necessarily the monogamous sexual relationships and strict divisions of labor between males and females posited in the original home base hypothesis, the researchers maintain.