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Definitions of position

  1. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; " he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  2. the act of putting something in a certain place or location
  3. put into a certain place or abstract location; " Put your things here"; " Set the tray down"; " Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; " Place emphasis on a certain point"
  4. the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; " can you go in my stead?"; " took his place"; " in lieu of"
  5. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  6. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; " consider what follows from the positivist view"
  7. an item on a list or in a sequence; " in the second place"; " moved from third to fifth position"
  8. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; " he put the lamp back in its place"
  9. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  10. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
  11. ( in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; " what position does he play?"
  12. the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; " the position of the hands on the clock"; " he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
  13. a rationalized mental attitude
  14. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; " there are two sides to every question"
  15. the appropriate or customary location; " the cars were in position"
  16. a condition or position in which you find yourself; " the unpleasant situation ( or position) of having to choose between two evils"; " found herself in a very fortunate situation"
  17. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; " 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"
  18. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  19. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.
  20. The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.
  21. Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.
  22. Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.
  23. A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
  24. To indicate the position of; to place.
  25. The state of being set or placed; situation; as, the position of a house; office or employment; as, to lose one's position; posture; as, a graceful position; attitude toward any subject; as, to define one's position.
  26. 1. Attitude, posture; see Bozeman, Edebohls, Elliot- Fowler, Pean, Rose, Simon, Sims, Trendelenburg, Walcher. 2. The place occupied 3. Specifically, in obstetrics, the relation of the presenting part of the fetus to the maternal structures; see cuts under presentation.
  27. Place, situation: attitude: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument, or a dispute: principle laid down: place in society.
  28. Situation; place; attitude; state of affairs; principle laid down.
  29. The manner or place in which a thing is set or stationed.
  30. Disposition of the parts of the body; attitude; posture.
  31. Place in society, government, etc.; office; rank.
  32. State of being placed; situation; attitude; standing; principle laid down; state or condition.
  33. The state of being placed or set; situation; place; attitude or posture, as of a model or object to be copied; a principle advanced or laid down; state of affairs; condition; state; a rule in arithmetic.
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Usage examples for position

  1. Mr. Bellamie understood the position exactly. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. Captain Ross could explain this position to himself, perfectly. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  3. The advice is right for those who are in a position to accept it. – Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  4. What is your present position with regard to her? – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  5. See what a position it is for me! – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  6. Your position is not all that it might be- not exactly! – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  7. Position I have none to offer. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  8. After all, position is position and one must do all one can to keep it up. – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  9. Look here, lad, we may as well look the position in the face. – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  10. I always think it's a great mistake to take people like that out of their position – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  11. Left end is Turner's position though." – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  12. But he wasn't in a position it appeared. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. He's in a position to gather news easily." – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  14. What's the matter with her position – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  15. If there was a girl in the case, her position must have been unpleasant enough, if she was not actually heart- broken. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  16. This, then, is our position – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  17. You should have waited, lad, waited till our position was safe, before you started this fight. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  18. You can just imagine what an awful position it was for me! – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  19. That's the position Mr Tutor. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. Will you accept the position – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
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