Position meaning

pə-zĭshən
A place or location.
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Position is how a person or thing is placed or an opinion or where a person or thing is located in relation to others.

An example of position is sitting.

An example of position is to be against the death penalty.

An example of position is a cup between two other cups on a table.

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To put in place or position.
verb
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The act of positing, or placing.
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To determine the position of; locate.
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Social standing or status; rank.
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To put into a particular position; place or station.
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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]
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A positing of a proposition; affirmation.
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A location or condition in which one has the advantage.

To jockey for position.

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A person's relative place, as in society; rank; status.
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To locate.
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A post of employment; a job.
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One's attitude toward or opinion on a subject; stand.

His position on foreign aid.

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A trader’s or investor’s financial commitment to a particular security. A long position means that the person owns shares or futures contracts. A short position means that shares or contracts have been sold even though the trader does not own them.
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A point of view or attitude on a certain question.

The mayor's position on taxes.

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The place where a person or thing is, esp. in relation to others; location; situation; site.

The ship's position.

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The usual or proper place of a person or thing; station.

The players are in position.

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A strategic military site.
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A place high in society, business, etc.

A man of position.

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A post of employment; office; job.

To apply for a teaching position.

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The long or short commitment of a market trader in securities or commodities.
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An advantageous place or location.

Jockeys maneuvering for position.

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A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances.

In a position to bargain.

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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