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Meaning & Definition of Position in English

English

Position

/pəzɪʃən/

noun

1. The particular portion of space occupied by something

  • "He put the lamp back in its place"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • place

2. A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

    synonym:
  • military position
  • ,
  • position

3. A way of regarding situations or topics etc.

  • "Consider what follows from the positivist view"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • view
  • ,
  • perspective

4. The arrangement of the body and its limbs

  • "He assumed an attitude of surrender"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • posture
  • ,
  • attitude

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"
    synonym:
  • status
  • ,
  • position

6. A job in an organization

  • "He occupied a post in the treasury"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • billet
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • situation

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"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • spatial relation

8. The appropriate or customary location

  • "The cars were in position"
    synonym:
  • position

9. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

  • "What position does he play?"
    synonym:
  • position

10. The act of putting something in a certain place

    synonym:
  • placement
  • ,
  • location
  • ,
  • locating
  • ,
  • position
  • ,
  • positioning
  • ,
  • emplacement

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"
    synonym:
  • situation
  • ,
  • position

12. A rationalized mental attitude

    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • stance
  • ,
  • posture

13. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

  • "There are two sides to every question"
    synonym:
  • side
  • ,
  • position

14. An item on a list or in a sequence

  • "In the second place"
  • "Moved from third to fifth position"
    synonym:
  • place
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • stead
  • ,
  • position
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • lieu

16. The act of positing

  • An assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
    synonym:
  • position

verb

1. Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

    synonym:
  • position

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"
    synonym:
  • put
  • ,
  • set
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • pose
  • ,
  • position
  • ,
  • lay

Examples of using

Do not set the console other than in the vertical or horizontal position.
If I were in your position, I probably wouldn't know what to do.
I'm not in a position to accept it.