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Noun: position  pu'zi-shun
  1. The particular portion of space occupied by something
    "he put the lamp back in its position";
    - place
  2. (military) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    - military position
  3. A way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    "consider what follows from the positivist position";
    - view, perspective
  4. The arrangement of the body and its limbs
    "he assumed a position of surrender";
    - posture, attitude
  5. The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    "atheists do not enjoy a favourable position in American life";
    - status
  6. A job in an organization
    "he occupied a position in the treasury";
    - post, berth, office, place, situation
  7. The spatial property of a place where (or way in which) something is situated
    "the position of the hands on the clock";
    - spatial relation
  8. The appropriate or customary location
    "the cars were in position"
  9. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
    "what position does he play?"
  10. The act of putting something in a certain place
    - placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement
  11. A condition or position in which you find yourself
    "the unpleasant position of having to choose between two evils";
    - situation
  12. A rationalized mental attitude
    - stance, posture
  13. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    "there are two positions to every question";
    - side
  14. An item on a list or in a sequence
    "moved from third to fifth position";
    - place
  15. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    "can you go in my position?";
    - stead, place, lieu
  16. The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
Verb: position  pu'zi-shun
  1. Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  2. Cause to have a certain (possibly abstract) location
    "position your things here";
    - put, set, place, pose, lay

Derived forms: positioning, positioned, positions

See also: anterior, dominant, erect, exterior, external, inner, interior, internal, left, low-class, lower-class, low-level, middle-class, outer, posh [Brit, informal], posterior, right, set out, subordinate, subsidiary, unerect, upper-class, upright, vertical

Type of: activity, assumption, attitude, bodily property, business, condition, displace, function, item, job, line, line of work, mental attitude, move, occupation, office, opinion, orientation, part, point, relation, role, state, status, view

Encyclopedia: Position