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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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Kauffman posits that the spontaneous order being discovered in natural systems makes the genesis of life seem natural, even expected.
The early short stories posit in the minds of Faulkner's earned and intended audience his views on race so that, as a Southernwriter who will later write exclusively about the contemporaneous South of the United States, his views of race are posited a priori with his sincere readership.
Like former Nickelodeon and current WB star Amanda Bynes, Raven convincingly posits herself as a Lucille Ball for the tween audience (van der Pol ably emerges as her Vivian Vance).
In a tripartite system that Bryson calls the "logic" of representation, perspective embodies the viewer as both the origin of and object in the gaze and at the same time posits a third metaphysical or divine viewpoint (the disembodied view) that stands outside the closed system of references implied by the grid.
Anyone open to the idea that repressed childhood anger can play an important role in an adult's emotional life can accept the probability that pre-Oedipal resentments played some role in the persecution of some women as witches, but Willis does not make a compelling case that they played the predominant role she posits for them.
The team posits that the gas' ultraviolet radiation has been shifted to a longer, near-infrared wavelength by the galaxy's great distance.
Sure, it posits our nation's leader - in prime time, no less - as a bit of a dolt, but what did ``The West Wing'' do, but show liberals the kind of leader they dreamed of but were denied when Clinton was in office?
Alternatively, he posits, immune cells activated by exposure to smoke in the lungs may have triggered the systemic release of chemical messengers, known as cytokines, that somehow aggravated the heart attacks.
That dovetails with a theory from elementary particle physics, which posits that our three dimensions plus time are but a tiny part of a much broader, multidimensional canvas.
Quantum mechanics posits that a particle such as an electron can also behave like a wave.
The standard model of particle physics posits that neutrinos come in three varieties: the electron, muon, and tau neutrino.