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Dictionary definition for: Situation

1. (n) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fre

2. (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"

3. (n) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that''s quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

4. (n) physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

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

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