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Dictionary definition for: Position

1. (v) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

2. (n) the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"

3. (v) 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"

4. (n) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

5. (n) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"

6. (n) position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

9. (n) 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"

10. (n) the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"

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

12. (n) the act of putting something in a certain place or location

13. (n) 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"

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

15. (n) a rationalized mental attitude

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

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

18. (n) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

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