Situation meaning

sĭcho͝o-āshən
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Situation is the way something is positioned as compared to its surroundings, or the status of the circumstances, or the combination of circumstances at a specific point in time.

An example of situation is a house down the street from a big tree.

An example of situation is having to decide between two jobs.

An example of situation is the number of people waiting for a table at a restaurant.

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A position of employment; a post.

Found a nice situation with a software company.

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A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

Boss, we've got a situation here ...

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The way in which something is positioned vis-Ã -vis its surroundings.

The Botanical Gardens are in a delightful situation on the river bank.

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The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

The United States is in an awkward situation with debt default looming.

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Manner in which a thing is situated in relation to its surroundings; location; position.
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(UK) A position of employment; a post.
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The place in which something is situated; a location.
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Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.
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Position or condition with regard to circumstances.
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Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

Their family's situation deteriorated during the recession.

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The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.

The town's situation on the river.

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A position of employment.
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A place; locality.
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Origin of situation

  • From French situation, from Medieval Latin situatio (“position, situation"), from situare (“to locate, place"), from Latin situs (“a site").

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