• Pronunciation Video of position

  • Definition of position

    • (n): the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom  
    • (n): a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"  
    • (n): the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"  
    • (n): (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"  
    • (n): the act of putting something in a certain place or location  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"  
    • (n): a rationalized mental attitude  
    • (n): a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"  
    • (n): an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"  
    • (n): an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"  
    • (n): the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"  
    • (n): the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"  
    • (n): a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation  

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