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Dictionary Definition

position

Noun

1 the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" [syn: place]
2 a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons [syn: military position]
3 a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view" [syn: view, perspective]
4 position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender" [syn: posture, attitude]
5 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" [syn: status]
6 a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: post, berth, office, spot, billet, 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"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage" [syn: 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 or location [syn: placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement]
11 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" [syn: situation]
12 an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: place]
13 a rationalized mental attitude [syn: stance, posture]
14 an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" [syn: side]
15 the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, place, lieu]
16 the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Verb

1 cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
2 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" [syn: put, set, place, pose, lay]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈpʌ.zɪ.ʃən/ /"pV.zI.S@n/

Noun

  1. A place, location.
  2. A status or rank.
    His position in the army.
  3. An opinion, stand, stance.
    My position on this issue...
  4. A posture.
    Stand in this position.
  5. In the context of "in team sports": A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.
    Play your position!

Translations

place, location
  • Arabic: , (máuqiʕ)
  • Chinese: 位置 (wèizhi)
  • Dutch: positie
  • Finnish: paikka, asema, sijainti
  • French: position
  • German: Stellung, Position
  • Greek: θέση (thési)
  • Hungarian: helyzet
  • Italian: posizione
  • Japanese: 位置 (いち, ichi)
  • Korean: 지위 (jiwi)
  • Kurdish: ئاست
  • Portuguese: posição
  • Russian: положение
  • Spanish: posición
  • Swedish: position, plats
status or rank
  • Arabic: (makāna) , (rútba)
  • Czech: postavení
  • Finnish: asema, arvo
  • German: Position
  • Greek: θέση (thési)
  • Swedish: position
stand
  • Arabic: ,
  • Czech: stanovisko
  • Finnish: kanta, mielipide
  • German: Position
  • Greek: θέση (thési)
  • Swedish: position
posture
  • Arabic: , ,
  • Finnish: asento
  • German: Position
  • Greek: θέση (thési)
  • Kurdish: شێوه‌
  • Swedish: position
place on a playing field
  • Swedish: position
translations to be checked

Verb

  1. To put into place.

Translations

to put into place

Finnish

Noun

position

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/pɔ.zi.sjɔ̃/
  • lang=fr|/pO.zi.sjO~/

Noun

  1. position

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

c (pl positioner, def sing positionen, def pl positionerna)
  1. place, location, position. A description of where something is located with respect to the surroundings, e.g. the satellites of the GPS system.
  2. (In team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

Extensive Definition

Position may refer to:
Organizations and business
Sports and games
  • Position (team sports): a team's arrangement on its field of play; a player's standardized location on the field or standardized role in teamwork
  • Position (poker), a player's location at the table in relation to the dealer
  • In chess, the arrangement of the pieces on the board at any move during the game
Other

See also

position in Czech: Poloha tělesa
position in German: Position
position in Dutch: Positie
position in Japanese: ポジション
position in Simple English: Position
position in Slovenian: lega

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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