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Meaning of POSITION

Pronunciation:  pu'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
  2. [n]  
  3. [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"
  4. [n]  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
  5. [n]  the act of putting something in a certain place or location
  6. [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"
  7. [n]  position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  8. [n]  a rationalized mental attitude
  9. [n]  a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
  10. [n]  an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
  11. [n]  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
  12. [n]  the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"
  13. [n]  the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"
  14. [n]  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  15. [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"
  16. [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"
  17. [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"
  18. [v]  cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

POSITION is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: attitude, berth, emplacement, lay, lieu, locating, location, military position, office, perspective, place, place, place, place, placement, pose, positioning, post, posture, posture, put, set, side, situation, situation, spatial relation, spot, stance, stead, view
 See Also: academicianship, accountantship, activity, admiralty, aim, ambassadorship, angular position, anomaly, anteriority, apostleship, apply, appose, apposition, apprenticeship, arrange, arrangement, array, asana, assemble, assumption, attitude, attorneyship, back, back, bailiffship, ballet position, bar sinister, barrel, bastardy, bed, behalf, bird's eye view, bishopry, bodily property, bottle, bring down, bucket, business, butt, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, caste, catcher, center, center field, centrality, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, citizenship, clap, cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot, clerkship, cock, coffin, coincidence, collocation, command, commandership, communicate, comptrollership, condition, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, cram, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, cutting edge, dead center, dead centre, deanery, deanship, debark, decubitus, defer, deploy, deposit, dignity, direct, direction, directorship, discharge, discipleship, disembark, displace, docket, dress, drop, ectopia, editorship, elbow room, eldership, emirate, ensconce, ensnare, entrap, equality, equation, equivalence, erect, erectness, eversion, externality, face, fingering, first, first base, fix, footing, forefront, foremanship, forward, frame, front, function, gaol, generalship, glycerolise, glycerolize, goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, governorship, gradient, ground, ground, guard, guard, half-mast, hard line, headship, high ground, high profile, high status, hold over, horizontality, hot seat, illegitimacy, imbricate, immure, implantation, imprison, incarcerate, inclination, incumbency, inspectorship, instal, install, instructorship, internship, interposition, intersperse, inwardness, item, jail, jar, job, judgeship, judgship, judicature, jug, juxtapose, juxtaposition, juxtaposition, knock back, ladle, lag, land, landmark, lay, lay out, lay over, lead, leadership, lean, lean, leaning, lectureship, left, left field, legal status, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lie, lieutenancy, light, line, line, line of work, line up, lineman, list, lithotomy position, load, lose, lotus position, low status, magistracy, malposition, managership, marginality, marital status, marshal, mental attitude, middle, mid-off, mid-on, mislay, misplace, misplacement, missionary position, mound, move, nationality, netkeeper, nobility, noblesse, northernness, occlusion, occupation, opinion, order arms, ordination, orient, orientation, orientation, outwardness, panoramic view, par, paradigm, parallelize, park, part, pass, pass on, pedestal, perch, piece, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, pitch, pitch, pitcher, place, place, place down, place upright, placement, plant, planting, plate, point, point, point of view, point of view, poise, pole position, polls, pose, posit, position, position, post, post, posteriority, postpone, postpose, postposition, poverty trap, prepose, preposition, presentation, pride of place, prorogue, put, put across, put away, put back, put behind bars, put down, put forward, put in, put off, put on, put over, put together, put up, rack up, raise, range, rank, rear, rear, recess, relation, remand, remit, replace, repose, reposition, repositioning, rest, retirement, rig, right, right field, role, room, seat, second, second base, seed, set, set, set back, set down, set out, set up, setting, settle, settle down, shelve, shoes, short, shortstop, sight, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, site, situate, situation, slope, slot, slot, social rank, social station, social status, sough, soup, southernness, sow, space, sprawl, sprawling, square, stance, stand, stand, stand, stand up, standing, standpoint, state, station, status, stick, stratification, stratify, stymie, superimpose, superpose, superposition, table, tack, tack together, take, take aim, tee, tee up, terms, third, third base, throw, tilt, train, trench, underlay, unload, upend, uprightness, vanguard, vantage, verticality, verticalness, view, viewpoint, way, Weltanschauung, world view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Po*si"tion\, n. [F. position, L. positio, fr. ponere,
    positum, to put, place; prob. for posino, fr. an old
    preposition used only in comp. (akin to Gr. ?) + sinere to
    leave, let, permit, place. See {Site}, and cf. {Composite},
    {Compound}, v., {Depone}, {Deposit}, {Expound}, {Impostor},
    {Opposite}, {Propound}, {Pose}, v., {Posit}, {Post}, n.]
    1. 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.
             We have different prospects of the same thing,
             according to our different positions to it. --Locke.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
             Let not the proof of any position depend on the
             positions that follow, but always on those which go
             before.                               --I. Watts.
    4. Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a
       person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's
    5. (Arith.) A method of solving a problem by one or two
       suppositions; -- called also the {rule of trial and
    {Angle of position} (Astron.), the angle which any line (as
       that joining two stars) makes with another fixed line,
       specifically with a circle of declination.
    {Double position} (Arith.), the method of solving problems by
       proceeding with each of two assumed numbers, according to
       the conditions of the problem, and by comparing the
       difference of the results with those of the numbers,
       deducing the correction to be applied to one of them to
       obtain the true result.
    {Guns of position} (Mil.), heavy fieldpieces, not designed
       for quick movements.
    {Position finder} (Mil.), a range finder. See under {Range}.
    {Position micrometer}, a micrometer applied to the tube of an
       astronomical telescope for measuring angles of position in
       the field of view.
    {Single position} (Arith.), the method of solving problems,
       in which the result obtained by operating with an assumed
       number is to the true result as the number assumed is to
       the number required.
    {Strategic position} (Mil.), a position taken up by an army
       or a large detachment of troops for the purpose of
       checking or observing an opposing force.
    Syn: Situation; station; place; condition; attitude; posture;
         proposition; assertion; thesis.
  2. \Po*si"tion\, v. t.
    To indicate the position of; to place. [R.] --Encyc. Brit.
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