Definition of POSITION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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?" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" ;

  • 14. (

    ) an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" ;

  • 15. (

    ) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" ;

  • 16. (

    ) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

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