position


position
po•si•tion
[[t]pəˈzɪʃ ən[/t]] n.
1) condition with reference to place, often relative to the location of others; location; situation
2) a place occupied or to be occupied; site:
a fortified position[/ex]
3) the proper, appropriate, or usual place:
out of position[/ex]
4) situation or condition, esp. with relation to favorable or unfavorable circumstances:
The question put me in an awkward position[/ex]
5) soc cv status or standing; rank
6) soc cv high standing or status, as in society
7) a post of employment; job
8) the manner of being placed, disposed, or arranged
9) bodily posture or attitude:
sitting in an uncomfortable position[/ex]
10) attitude or opinion; stand:
his position on capital punishment[/ex]
11) the act of positing
12) something that is posited
13) the part of a sports field or playing area covered by a particular player
14) ste bus a commitment to buy or sell securities, as stocks
15) to put in a particular or appropriate position; place; situate
16) to determine the position of; locate
Etymology: 1325–75; ME posicioun a positing (< AF) < L positiō a placing =posi-, var. s. ofpōnereto put, place +-tiō -tion po•si′tion•al, adj. syn: position, posture, attitude, pose refer to an arrangement or disposal of the body or its parts. position is the general word for the arrangement of the body:in a reclining position. posture is usu. an assumed arrangement of the body, esp. when standing:a relaxed posture. attitude is often a posture assumed for imitative effect or the like, but may be one adopted for a purpose (as that of a fencer or a tightrope walker):an attitude of prayer.A pose is an attitude assumed, in most cases, for artistic effect:an attractive pose.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • position — [ pozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265; lat. positio, de ponere « poser » I ♦ 1 ♦ Manière dont une chose, une personne est posée, placée, située; lieu où elle est placée. ⇒ disposition, emplacement. Position horizontale, verticale, inclinée (⇒ inclinaison) .… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Position — 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.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Position — may refer to:* A location in a coordinate system, usually in two or more dimensions; the science of position and its generalizations is topology * Body position (proprioception), the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body …   Wikipedia

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  • Position — (lat. positio ‚Lage, Stellung‘) bezeichnet: die Lage eines Punktes im Raum, siehe Koordinatensystem und Ortsbestimmung Soziale Position, den Status einer Person in sozialen Beziehungen Meinung, eine subjektive Ansicht bzw. einen Standpunkt den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • position — Position. s. f. Terme de Geographie. Situation. La position des lieux n est pas juste, n est pas bien marquée dans cette carte. C est aussi un terme de Philosophie & de Mathematique, & alors il se dit de l establissement d un principe. De la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • position — 1 Position, stand, attitude denote a more or less fixed mental point of view or way of regarding something. Position and stand both imply reference to a question at issue or to a matter about which there is difference of opinion. Position,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • position — [n1] physical place area, bearings, district, environment, fix, geography, ground, locale, locality, location, locus, point, post, reference, region, scene, seat, setting, site, situation, space, spot, stand, station, surroundings, topography,… …   New thesaurus

  • Position — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. positio ( ōnis), Abstraktum zu l. pōnere (positum) setzen, stellen, legen . Adjektiv: positionell.    Ebenso nndl. positie, ne. position, nfrz. position, nschw. position, nnorw. posisjon. ✎ Leser, E.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • position — verb. • Uniformed constables had been positioned to re direct traffic J. Wainwright, 1979. The use of position as a verb, meaning ‘to place in position’ has met with some criticism, usually from those who object to any verb made relatively… …   Modern English usage

  • position — (n.) late 14c., as a term in logic and philosophy, from O.Fr. posicion, from L. positionem (nom. positio) act or fact of placing, position, affirmation, from posit , pp. stem of ponere put, place, from PIE *po s(i)nere, from *apo off, away (see… …   Etymology dictionary


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