[ US /pəˈzɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /pəzˈɪʃən/ ]
  1. 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
  2. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
  3. the act of putting something in a certain place
  4. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
    what position does he play?
  5. a job in an organization
    he occupied a post in the treasury
  6. the appropriate or customary location
    the cars were in position
  7. a rationalized mental attitude
  8. an item on a list or in a sequence
    moved from third to fifth position
    in the second place
  9. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    there are two sides to every question
  10. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    consider what follows from the positivist view
  11. the particular portion of space occupied by something
    he put the lamp back in its place
  12. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
    he had the status of a minor
    the novel attained the status of a classic
  13. the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    he assumed an attitude of surrender
  14. the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
    he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage
    the position of the hands on the clock
  15. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  16. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    took his place
    can you go in my stead?
    in lieu of
  1. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  2. put into a certain place or abstract location
    Place emphasis on a certain point
    Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    Set the tray down
    Put your things here
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How To Use position In A Sentence

  • That gave us the time to move arbalests and mangonels into position along the walls.
  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • Epsom showed a great deal of heart considering their lowly league position but there are days when courage counts for naught and this was one of them.
  • Listen to our astronomers talk about the magnitudes and disunites and composition of the stars, and compare with their story that which was written in the astronomy of a few centuries ago. The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10 Drummond to Jowett, and General Index
  • I often position an athlete in front of a mirror that has grid lines on it, ask them to close their eyes and stand up straight. Muscle Management
  • The composition of displaced terranes ranges from that of typical oceanic crust to significantly less dense granitic rock with clear continental affinities.
  • · The tailstock quill is brought into working position (Fig. 14) whereby special attention must be given to quill cleanliness. 3. Preparations for thread cutting by dies and taps
  • To the left a small party was holding an entrenched position on rising ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fifth position went to a phishing activity, in which a university hacker stole Internet users' personal information by luring them to provide confidential data on disguised Web sites.
  • These positions are frequently referred to respectively as objectivism and constructionism.
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