Position Definition

pə-zĭshən
positioned, positioning, positions
noun
positions
The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
Webster's New World
A location or condition in which one has the advantage.
To jockey for position.
Webster's New World
The usual or proper place of a person or thing; station.
The players are in position.
Webster's New World
One's attitude toward or opinion on a subject; stand.
His position on foreign aid.
Webster's New World
The way in which something is placed.
The position of the clock's hands.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
unemployment
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verb
positioned, positioning, positions
To put into a particular position; place or station.
Webster's New World
To locate.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
losedisplace

Other Word Forms of Position

Noun

Singular:
position
Plural:
positions

Origin of Position

  • Middle English posicioun from Old French posicion from Latin positiō positiōn- from positus past participle of pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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