Definition of Situation

1. Noun. The general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time. "Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"




2. Noun. A condition or position in which you find yourself. "Found herself in a very fortunate situation"
Exact synonyms: Position
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Place, Shoes, Poverty Trap, Soup, Stymie, Stymy

3. Noun. A complex or critical or unusual difficulty. "No human situation is simple"

4. Noun. Physical position in relation to the surroundings. "The sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
Exact synonyms: Site
Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Specialized synonyms: Active Site, Close Quarters, Locus, Locus Of Infection, Restriction Site, Antigenic Determinant, Determinant, Epitope
Derivative terms: Situate

5. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Spot
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Academicianship, Accountantship, Admiralty, Ambassadorship, Apostleship, Apprenticeship, Associateship, Attorneyship, Bailiffship, Baronetage, Bishopry, Episcopate, Cadetship, Caliphate, Captaincy, Captainship, Cardinalship, Chairmanship, Chancellorship, Chaplaincy, Chaplainship, Chieftaincy, Chieftainship, Clerkship, Commandership, Commandery, Comptrollership, Consulship, Controllership, Councillorship, Councilorship, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Curacy, Curatorship, Custodianship, Deanery, Deanship, Directorship, Discipleship, Editorship, Eldership, Emirate, Fatherhood, Fatherhood, Foremanship, Generalcy, Generalship, Governorship, Headship, Headship, Hot Seat, Incumbency, Inspectorship, Instructorship, Internship, Judgeship, Judicature, Khanate, Lectureship, Legateship, Legation, Legislatorship, Librarianship, Lieutenancy, Magistracy, Magistrature, Managership, Manhood, Marshalship, Mastership, Mayoralty, Messiahship, Moderatorship, Overlordship, Pastorate, Pastorship, Peasanthood, Plum, Praetorship, Precentorship, Preceptorship, Prefecture, Prelacy, Prelature, Premiership, Presidency, Presidentship, Primateship, Principalship, Priorship, Proconsulate, Proconsulship, Proctorship, Chair, Professorship, Protectorship, Public Office, Rabbinate, Receivership, Rectorate, Rectorship, Regency, Residency, Rulership, Sainthood, Secretaryship, Feudal Lordship, Seigneury, Seigniory, Senatorship, Sinecure, Solicitorship, Speakership, Stewardship, Studentship, Teachership, Thaneship, Throne, Treasurership, Tribuneship, Trusteeship, Vice-presidency, Viceroyship, Viziership, Wardenship, Wardership, Womanhood
Derivative terms: Officiate, Place, Place, Place, Post

Definition of Situation

1. n. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Definition of Situation

1. Noun. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings. ¹

2. Noun. The place in which something is situated; a location. ¹

3. Noun. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances. ¹

4. Noun. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs. ¹

5. Noun. (U.K.) A position of employment; a post. ¹

6. Noun. A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Situation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Situation

1. The aggregate of biological, psychological, and sociological factors that affect an individual's behavioural pattern. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Situation

sitting out
sitting pretty
sitting room
sitting rooms
sitting still
sitting table
sitting tables
sitting toilet
sitting trot
sitting up
sittings
situate
situated
situates
situating
situation
situation anxiety
situation awareness
situation comedies
situation comedy
situational
situational psychosis
situational test
situationally
situationism
situationist
situationists
situationlessness
situations
situative

Literary usage of Situation

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1804)
"Situation of Byzan tium. by the legions of Britain. The Italians, who had received Constantine as their deliverer, submissively obeyed the edicts which he ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"In 1810 the situation had grown perceptibly gloomier. ... To the complexity of the polii ¡cai situation was added the further difficulty that from the ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"Situation OF THE BLACK POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DANGERS WITH WHICH ITS PRESENCE THREATENS THE WHITES Why it is more difficult to abolish slavery ..."

4. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"The lovers hardly realize even now their situation: that they are awake. 2At this point there is a reconciliation of the men. ..."

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