Definition of Position

1. Noun. The particular portion of space occupied by something. "He put the lamp back in its place"

Exact synonyms: Place
Specialized synonyms: Wing, Half-mast, Half-staff, Lead, Pole Position, Polls, Pride Of Place, Anomaly, Site, Situation, Setting, Juxtaposition, Lie, Post, Station, Pitch, Landmark, Right, Left, Back, Rear, Front, Stand, Station, Vantage
Generic synonyms: Point
Attributes: Right, Left
Derivative terms: Place

2. Verb. Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
Specialized synonyms: Deploy, Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train, Square, Dress, Line Up, Orient
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Positioner, Positioning

3. Noun. A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
Exact synonyms: Military Position
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Ground, Line
Generic synonyms: Point

4. Verb. Put into a certain place or abstract location. "They position the bags on the table"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

5. Noun. A way of regarding situations or topics etc.. "Consider what follows from the positivist view"
Exact synonyms: Perspective, View
Generic synonyms: Orientation
Specialized synonyms: Bird's Eye View, Panoramic View, Futurism, Cutting Edge, Forefront, Vanguard, Paradigm, Light, Sight, Weltanschauung, World View, Straddle
Derivative terms: View, View

6. Noun. The arrangement of the body and its limbs. "He assumed an attitude of surrender"

7. Noun. The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society. "Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

8. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Post, Situation, 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

9. Noun. 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"

10. Noun. The appropriate or customary location. "The cars were in position"
Generic synonyms: Point

11. Noun. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player. "What position does he play?"

12. Noun. The act of putting something in a certain place.

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

14. Noun. A rationalized mental attitude.
Exact synonyms: Posture, Stance
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Hard Line, Point Of View, Stand, Standpoint, Viewpoint
Derivative terms: Stand

15. Noun. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute. "There are two sides to every question"
Exact synonyms: Side
Generic synonyms: Opinion, View

16. Noun. An item on a list or in a sequence. "Moved from third to fifth position"
Exact synonyms: Place
Generic synonyms: Item, Point
Specialized synonyms: Postposition, Preposition
Derivative terms: Place, Place, Place

17. Noun. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another. "In lieu of"
Exact synonyms: Lieu, Place, Stead
Generic synonyms: Function, Office, Part, Role
Specialized synonyms: Behalf

18. Noun. The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
Generic synonyms: Assumption
Derivative terms: Posit

Definition of Position

1. n. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.

2. v. t. To indicate the position of; to place.

Definition of Position

1. Noun. A place or location. ¹

2. Noun. A post of employment; a job. ¹

3. Noun. A status or rank. ¹

4. Noun. An opinion, stand(,) or stance. ¹

5. Noun. A posture. ¹

6. Noun. (context: team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player. ¹

7. Noun. (finance) An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm(,) or institution. ¹

8. Verb. To put into place. ¹

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Definition of Position

1. to put in a particular location [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Position

position (current term)
position argument
position effect
position paper
position papers
positional isomer
positional isomers
positional notation
positional representation system

Literary usage of Position

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"Transfer shall not be made from an excepted position to a position ... linn, with ex- the time said position is classified under the civil-service act, ..."

2. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (1909)
"Let us know at once if you want the position, as it is going to be difficult to fill ... "It is a new position. They never have had anything like it before. ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The sound will always be localized somewhere in the median plane, but its exact position in this plane cannot be recognized. If, on the other hand, ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"At the times of meridian transit a Greenwich the position of Saturn with reference to Mar near the conjunction of those bodies at the beginning о the ..."

5. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"be transferred to a similar office or position in another office, department or institution, but no transfer shall be made from an office or position in one ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"He occupied the position twelve years previous to 1896, when he declined ... EB MATTHEWS has been advanced to the position of associate professor of ..."

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