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    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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