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position

position - Dictionary definition and meaning for word position

Definition
(noun) the particular portion of space occupied by something
Synonyms : place
Example Sentence
  • he put the lamp back in its place

Definition
(noun) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
Synonyms : military position

Definition
(noun) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
Synonyms : perspective , view
Example Sentence
  • consider what follows from the positivist view

Definition
(noun) the arrangement of the body and its limbs
Synonyms : attitude , posture
Example Sentence
  • he assumed an attitude of surrender

Definition
(noun) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Synonyms : status
Example Sentence
  • he had the status of a minor
  • the novel attained the status of a classic
  • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Definition
(noun) a job in an organization
Synonyms : berth , billet , office , place , post , situation , spot
Example Sentence
  • he occupied a post in the treasury

Definition
(noun) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Synonyms : spatial relation
Example Sentence
  • the position of the hands on the clock
  • he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

Definition
(noun) the appropriate or customary location
Example Sentence
  • the cars were in position

Definition
(noun) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Example Sentence
  • what position does he play?

Definition
(noun) the act of putting something in a certain place
Definition
(noun) a condition or position in which you find yourself
Synonyms : situation
Example Sentence
  • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
  • found herself in a very fortunate situation

Definition
(noun) a rationalized mental attitude
Synonyms : posture , stance

Definition
(noun) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
Synonyms : side
Example Sentence
  • there are two sides to every question

Definition
(noun) an item on a list or in a sequence
Synonyms : place
Example Sentence
  • in the second place
  • moved from third to fifth position

Definition
(noun) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
Synonyms : lieu , place , stead
Example Sentence
  • can you go in my stead?
  • took his place
  • in lieu of

Definition
(noun) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
Definition
(verb) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Definition
(verb) put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms : lay , place , pose , put , set
Example Sentence
  • Put your things here
  • Set the tray down
  • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
  • Place emphasis on a certain point

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