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    situation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word situation

    Definition
    (noun) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    Synonyms : state of affairs
    Example Sentence
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation
    Definition
    (noun) a condition or position in which you find yourself
    Synonyms : position
    Example Sentence
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation
    Definition
    (noun) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
    Example Sentence
    • the dangerous situation developed suddenly
    • that's quite a situation
    • no human situation is simple
    Definition
    (noun) physical position in relation to the surroundings
    Synonyms : site
    Example Sentence
    • the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides
    Definition
    (noun) a job in an organization
    Synonyms : berth , billet , office , place , position , post , spot
    Example Sentence
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
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