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Definitions of position

  1. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; " he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  2. 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"
  3. the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; " can you go in my stead?"; " took his place"; " in lieu of"
  4. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  5. an item on a list or in a sequence; " in the second place"; " moved from third to fifth position"
  6. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; " he put the lamp back in its place"
  7. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  8. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
  9. ( in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; " what position does he play?"
  10. 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"
  11. a rationalized mental attitude
  12. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; " there are two sides to every question"
  13. the appropriate or customary location; " the cars were in position"
  14. 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"
  15. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
  20. To indicate the position of; to place.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Place, situation: attitude: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument, or a dispute: principle laid down: place in society.
  24. Situation; place; attitude; state of affairs; principle laid down.
  25. The manner or place in which a thing is set or stationed.
  26. Disposition of the parts of the body; attitude; posture.
  27. Place in society, government, etc.; office; rank.
  28. State of being placed; situation; attitude; standing; principle laid down; state or condition.
  29. 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. See what a position it is for me! – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  2. Captain Ross could explain this position to himself, perfectly. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  3. That's the position, Mr Tutor. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  4. You should have waited, lad, waited till our position was safe, before you started this fight. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  5. 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
  6. The advice is right for those who are in a position to accept it. – Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  7. What is your present position with regard to her? – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  8. You can just imagine what an awful position it was for me! – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  9. Look here, lad, we may as well look the position in the face. – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  10. But he wasn't in a position, it appeared. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. Position I have none to offer. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  12. This, then, is our position. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  13. Your position is not all that it might be- not exactly! – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  14. Mr. Bellamie understood the position exactly. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  15. Left end is Turner's position, though." – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  16. Will you accept the position? – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  17. He's in a position to gather news easily." – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  18. I always think it's a great mistake to take people like that out of their position. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
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