What is the meaning of position?


  • The particular portion of space occupied by something.
    • usage: "he put the lamp back in its place"
  • A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
  • A way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    • usage: "consider what follows from the positivist view"
  • The arrangement of the body and its limbs.
    • usage: "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  • The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society.
    • usage: "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"
  • A job in an organization.
    • usage: "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  • The spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated.
    • usage: "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
  • The appropriate or customary location.
    • usage: "the cars were in position"
  • In team sports. ( the role assigned to an individual player)
    • usage: "what position does he play"
  • The act of putting something in a certain place.
  • A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    • usage: "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
  • A rationalized mental attitude.
  • An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
    • usage: "there are two sides to every question"
  • An item on a list or in a sequence.
    • usage: "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
  • The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    • usage: "can you go in my stead"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
  • The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.


  • Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
  • Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    • usage: "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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